India, July 1 -- A community advocate and businessperson Salma Lakhani made history on Wednesday upon her appointment as the Lieutenant Governor of the province of Alberta, the first-ever Muslim with roots in the Indian subcontinent to occupy the post in Canada.

Her appointment was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "Ms. Lakhani is devoted to supporting people in her community, from new immigrants and young people, to women and families. As Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, I know she will serve the people of her province and our country well, and continue to be a source of inspiration for all Canadians," the Prime Minister said in a statement.

Lakhani, a follower of the Ismaili sect, was born in Uganda but her family wa...