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Droupadi Murmu sworn in as fifteenth President

Droupadi Murmu took oath to move the best constitutional submit of the nation at 10:15 am, adopted by a 21-gun salute. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered the oath of workplace of the President to her.

The President-elect visited Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, early within the day and paid her respects to the Father of the Nation.

Earlier than the oath ceremony, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and President-elect Murmu arrived in parliament in a ceremonial procession.

Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Members of the Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, heads of diplomatic missions, MPs and principal civil and army officers attended the oath ceremony.

On Sunday, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind hosted a dinner for President-elect Murmu, Vice President Naidu, PM Modi and the Union Council of Ministers on the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Murmu, 64, scripted historical past on Thursday after defeating opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha to change into the primary tribal and the second lady to carry the highest constitutional submit.

Odisha’s Rairangpur, the hometown of Murmu, has been in a celebratory temper since Thursday. Folks in her village have lined up occasions to have fun her oath ceremony.

She was the primary lady to be sworn in as Jharkhand Governor in 2015.

A two-time BJP MLA from Odisha, Murmu was a minister within the Naveen Patnaik cupboard when the Biju Janata Dal or BJD dominated the state with BJP’s assist. She has numerous administrative expertise having dealt with ministries comparable to transport, commerce, fisheries and animal husbandry within the Odisha authorities.

With inputs from NDTV



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