Acharya Devvrat has been appointed as the Governor of Gujarat on Monday. He has taken over the post from Kalraj Mishra, who is the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
This is the first reshuffle to the gubernatorial post after the NDA government came back to power winning Lok Sabha elections 2019. The appointment was made by President Ramnath Kovind.
Acharya Devvrat is known for being instrumental in taking steps to curb social menaces like drug abuse from the state of Himachal Pradesh. He had served as the principal of a Gurukul in Kurukshetra in Haryana.
An alumnus of Punjab University, Acharya Devvrat has pursued post graduation in Hindi. He has been working for a pollution free environment. He has been closely associated with campaigns against female foeticide and the “Beti Padhao-Beti Bacahao” campaign. He has travelled to Europe and South East Asia for propagating Indian culture.