Bhubaneswar: Newly appointed governor Ganeshi Lal took oath at a special function inside the Raj Bhavan, here on Tuesday. Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Vineet Saran administered the oath of office to Lal.

The president had appointed Lal as the governor of Odisha on May 25.

Lal succeeded Satya Pal Malik, who was holding additional charge of Odisha along with his own as governor of Bihar from March 21 after Dr. SC Jamir completed his tenure.