Ranchi, Oct. 31: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today took oath as the 26th governor of Odisha at the Raj Bhawan.
Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik, the family members of Das and several BJP leaders from Jharkhand participated in the oath ceremony.
Das, who offered prayers to Lord Jagannath at Puri on Monday, in his reaction to the media said that he feels lucky to be allowed to serve the people of Odisha.
“My priority will be to serve the people of Odisha. Development will be my top priority. I assure the people of Odisha that ‘Jai Jagannath Baba’ has called me to serve the people. The Raj Bhawan will be open 24 hours for the public,” he observed.
He also offered prayers at Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneshwar today before taking the oath.