Acharya Dev Vrat

Governor of Gujarat state in India
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January 18, 1959
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Acharya Devvrat (born 18 January 1959) is an Indian politician serving as the Governor of Gujarat since July 2019. He was Arya Samaj pracharak and served previously as the principal of a Gurukul in Kurukshetra, Haryana. Being the Governor of Gujarat, he is also the Chancellor of state universities of Gujarat. He has been the principal of the Gurukul since 1981. The institution is run by Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Rohtak, without any financial aid from the government, He has served as a mentor, guardian, principal and warden of Gurukul kurukshetra since 1980s. Devvrat completed his post-graduation in Hindi from Panjab University in 1984. 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 Devvrat said on his appointment day "Good gurukuls would be opened in Himachal so that the future generation could learn Indian culture and feel honored." About Baba Ramdev's role in his appointment, he had said: "He has always been a guide and his blessings are with me. Gurukul is my family as I have spent 34 years of my life there. I feel it was the result of my hard work that has given me this opportunity." As a first administrative act of its kind in the history of Himachal Pradesh, Devvrat has initiated steps for directly taking up social issues including drug abuse and intolerance. The governor held a meeting with senior bureaucrats from the state administration to monitor the steps taken to check these social evils on 3 November 2015. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of a state acts through the Council of Ministers who are the elected representatives of the people of the state. In June 2019, he was named as Governor of Gujarat replacing Om Prakash Kohli.
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