My life is dedicated to nation and people: Kummanam
Thiruvananthapuram: Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan said Wednesday that his life is dedicated to the nation and its people.
Speaking at the civic reception accorded to him here, Kummanam said he was sent to Mizoram to perform certain constitutional duties.
"I will perform the constitutional duties with love, compassion and by upholding values of humanity," said Rajasekharan who was sworn-in as the governor on May 29.
"I have not said no when those holding responsibilities asked me to do undertake any responsibility. When the President entrusted a heavy responsibility on me, I pondered a lot on the course of action. I contemplated a lot whether to accept the post or not. I then asked the Prime Minister whether I am qualified for the post. The Prime Minister said that my reply that I am not qualified for the post is my qualification. He told me to accept the post as a challenge, I did not think twice after that,” Kummanam said.
" I have been misunderstood. Some people had called me communal and regressive. The brickbats I received gave me confidence. I am remembering all those people with gratitude. It was my colleagues who gave me the strength to go forward in adverse circumstances. Though my views were misunderstood, the situation changed later. I have worked hard for religious amity. I believe that the governor’s post is a recognition for my work,” he said.