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President-elect Droupadi Murmu to be sworn-in as 15th President of India

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 25, Jul 2022
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President-elect Droupadi Murmu will be sworn-in as President of India in the Central Hall of Parliament today. Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind extended greetings to Ms Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. Mr Kovind and Ms Murmu will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana will administer the oath of the office of the President to Mrs Murmu, which will be followed by a 21-Gun Salute. At the conclusion of the ceremony in the Central Hall, the President will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an Inter-Services Guard of Honour will be given to her in the Forecourt and courtesies will be extended to the outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind.
Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of Parliament, and principal Civil and Military Officers of the Government of India will assemble in the Central Hall for the Swearing-in Ceremony.

President-elect Droupadi Murmu is the first tribal woman and the second woman who will hold the position. The 64-year-old will be the youngest President of the country. She will also be the first President of India who is born after Independence.  Ms Murmu joined politics in 1997 and was elected councilor in Rairangpur Notified Area Council of Odisha. She served twice as an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency from 2000 to 2009 and once as a Minister for Commerce, Transport, Fisheries, and Animal Resources Development in Odisha Government. On 18th May 2015, Ms Murmu took oath as Governor of Jharkhand and stayed in the post till 12th July last year. She was the first woman Governor of the state and the first female tribal leader to serve as a Governor in any Indian state.


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