Washington, Jan 12 (Agencies): Indian American Namrata 'Nikki' Randhawa Haley, a daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, is all set to be sworn in as the South Carolina Governor at a simple-but-impressive ceremony in Columbia, despite heavy snowfall and forecasts of deteriorating weather.

Because of the bad weather condition and massive power cuts, Haley postponed Tuesday night's planned "Family Fun Night" for Saturday.

Haley would not only be the first non-white, but also the first woman governor of South Carolina.
Further, she would be only the second Indian American and the first Indian American woman to be sworn in as the governor of an American State.

Republican Bobby Jindal, the current Governor of Louisiana, is the first Indian American to occupy the position.

Local police authorities said the security at the inauguration event would be tighter than usual.
Authorities were working round the clock to clear the venue of the snow.

"Tomorrow everything is going on as planned... The church service will start early in the morning," said Inaugural Committee Co-Chair Katon Dawson.

When she enters the South Carolina Governor's mansion, the 38-year-old politician would replace Jindal to be the youngest current Governor in the United States.

"This is a new page for South Carolina, and we have a lot of families that want to get involved in that," Haley said.

In fact, she is seeking a cue from Jindal's success story.

Last week, she appointed Tony Keck, a key aid of Jindal in Louisiana, to be the next director of the South Caroline Department of Health and Human Services.