Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administers the oath of office to Droupadi Murmu
On Monday Droupadi Murmu took oath as the 15th President of India. Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administered the oath of office to Murmu in the Central Hall of Parliament. The oath-taking was followed by a 21-gun salute.
Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President 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 military officers of the government are in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony.
Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and Murmu arrived in Parliament in a ceremonial procession shortly before the swearing-in commenced. Before leaving for the swearing-in ceremony, Murmu reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan, her home and office for the next five years, where she was welcomed by Kovind and his wife Savita. The outgoing President had then escorted Murmu to the Presidential study for a brief meeting.
Earlier in the morning, Droupadi Murmu paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat ahead of taking the oath of office of the highest constitutional post of the country on Monday.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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