Acharya Devvrat was sworn in as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Rajbhawan here today. Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir, Chief Justice of H P High Court administered him the oath of office and secrecy. Shri Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister and Lady Governor Smt. Darshna Devi were also present on the occasion.The Governor was also given an impressive Guard of Honour on the occasion.Shri P. Mitra Chief Secretary read out the warrant of appointment. B.B.L Butail, Speaker H.P. Vidhan Sabha, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal Leader of Opposition, Shri Kaul Singh Thakur, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Mukesh Agnihotri Industries Minister, Shri Prakash Chaudhry, Excise and Taxation Minister, Dr. (Col) Dhani Ram Shandil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Shri Anil Sharma, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Shri Karan Dev Kamboj and Shri Anil Vij, Ministers from Haryana Government, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Shri Kuldeep Kumar, Chairman, State Finance Commission, MLAs, Judges of H. P. High Court, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of various Boards and Corporations, Shri Tikender Panwar, Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation Shimla, Justice L. S. Panta, Lokayukat, Justice V.K. Sharma, Chairman, H.P. Administrative Tribunal, Shri T.G. Negi, State Election Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretaries, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Director General of Police, former ministers and MLAs, Shri Shrawan Dogra, Advocate General, Vice Chancellors of Universities, senior officers of army, police and civil were also present on the occasion.
Shri Devvrat was born on 18th January, 1959 and hails from Haryana. He has done Masters in Hindi and History from Punjab University Chandigarh and Kurukshetra University in 1984 and 1996 respectively. He has also done Doctor of Naturopathy and Yogic Science from All India Council for Naturopathy, New Delhi in 2002.He is an educationist and has served for 34 years as Pracharya in Samprati Gurukul, Kurukshetra. He has been actively involved in social activities including environment protection, promotion of yoga , inculcating moral values among youth, protection of cow breeds, organic agriculture, promotion of girl education, ayurveda and naturopathy. He has worked for promoting values like patriotism and awareness of our rich culture in the society especially children and youth.He has been conferred various awards for his distinguished services including Bharat Jyoti Award in 2003, American Medal of Honour in 2002, Janhit Shikshak Shree Award in 2009, Himotkarsh Rashtriya Ekatmakta Puraskar in 2006, Akshay Urja Samman in 2011.He has authored books like Swasthya ka Anmol Marg - Prakritik Chikitsa (Hindi and English editions) , Gurukul Kurukshetra ka Gauravshali Itihaas besides editing magazines and translation works. He has rendered valuable services towards strengthening Gurukul.