Shimla, May 5 : Justice Satyen Vaidya was sworn-in as the Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court here on Thursday. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Raj Bhawan. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, Justice Mohammad Rafiq were also present on the occasion. The ceremony took place at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan, where Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh conducted the proceedings of oath ceremony and read out the warrant of Appointment issued by the President regarding appointment of Justice Satyen Vaidya as Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Secretary to the Governor Vivek Bhatia obtained the signature of the Governor and Judge on the oath forum. Lady Governor Angha Arlekar, Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Judges of Himachal Pradesh High Court, Chairperson of Human Right Commission Justice PS Rana, GOC-in-C ARTRAC Lt General SS Mahal, Advocate General Ashok Sharma, Mayor, MC Shimla Satya Kaundal, senior officers of the state government, court officials and other prominent people were present on the occasion. Justice Satyen Vaidya was born on December 22, 1963 at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. He did his schooling from Lady Irwin School Shimla and Government Boys Senior Secondary School Lalpani Shimla. Graduated from Government Degree College for boys Shimla and obtained a degree of Law from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh in 1986. Justice Vaidya practiced in District Courts and High Court in all Branches of Law. Justice Vaidya remained Legal Advisor-cum-Standing Counsel for Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board, Himachal Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation, Municipal Corporation Shimla and various other Boards, Corporations and Societies. He conducted arbitration for Government of Himachal Pradesh as well as private parties. The trained Mediator acted in a large number of cases and remained actively associated with various Legal Aid Programmes. He delivered various guest lectures at Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy and Himachal Institute of Public Administration. Justfice Vaidya was appointed as Amicus curiae by the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in many cases. He wasDesignated as Senior Advocate in 2015. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and assumed the office on June 26, 2021.