New Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar upon his arrival at Jayaprakash Narayan International airport in Patna on June 28, 2009 by a service flight from New Delhi.
From top: Wife of Bihar's new Governor Debananda Konwar
New Governor Debananda Konwar
New Governor being accorded guard of honour.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcomes new Governor by offering a bouquet.
Konwar was accorded warm welcome at the airport. He was received by state Legislative Council Chairman Arun Kumar, Assembly Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary, besides Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and a host of state ministers.
State chief secretary R J M Pillai and director general of police D N Gautam were also present.Konwar, a four-time MLA from Assam, was finance minister in the last term of Tarun Gogoi-led ministry. Welcoming Konwar's appointment, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it would further bolster the old bond of relations between Assam and Bihar.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui