Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution
Kovind will reside in the largest residence for any head of state in the world
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Last Updated at July 25, 2017 14:38 IST
1:39 PM Narendra Modi at the Swearing-In Ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind at central hall of Parliament
1:31 PM Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha tweeted:
1:29 PM Kovind's school — The BNSD (Bishambhar Nath Sanatan Dharam Inter College) College — in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district hosted lunch for the school authorities including students, teachers and passersby to celebrate the oath taking ceremony of Kovind as 14th President at Central Hall of Parliament.
1:27 PM The 71-year-old leader born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, had also earned the support of the JD(U), which broke ranks with the "mahagathbandhan" because of his non-confrontational approach as governor of the state.
1:23 PM According to Article 56 of the Constitution of India, Kovind shall hold the office for five years from the date of his swearing-in
1:18 PM Here's a picture of Kovind at his car inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan
1:15 PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Ram Nath Kovind.
1:13 PM Meanwhile, as noisy protests mounted by Opposition members over cow vigilantes and lynching erupted, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan decided to adjourn the proceedings just when the first question was being taken up in the Question Hour.
1:08 PM Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm to allow members to participate in swearing-in ceremony of India's 14th President. Read here
Ram Nath Kovind will assume office on July 26.
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1:01 PM The 72-year-old is the second Indian President to come from the Dalit community. K R Narayanan was the first.
12:58 PM Ram Nath Kovind arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan after the swearing-in ceremony
12:56 PM Here are the pictures of people celebrating in the President's village
12:55 PM Kovind gets 21-gun salute at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
12:52 PM The road from Rashtrapati Bhavan to Parliament was lined with jawans of the armed forces.
12:51 PM The President says, "We should ensure that the daughters of even the poorest family should be getting all benefits of development."
12:50 PM Ram Nath Kovind will reside in the largest residence for any head of state in the world.
12:50 PM Pranab Mukherjee leaves for his new address — 10 Rajaji Marg.
12:37 PM Saying that he comes from a mud hut in a remote village, Kovind promises to carry his responsibilities with humility
12:35 PM This land of Buddha will continue to be peaceful, says the President
12:35 PM The former Bihar Governor is is the second Dalit President of India after K R Narayanan
12:34 PM Immediately after the oath taking ceremony, Kovind exchanged the chair with Mukherjee to take over the top constitutional post of India — as the head of the state and supreme commander of the Indian Armed forces.
12:34 PM Chief Justice J S Khehar administered the oath of office to Kovind in the presence of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament's Central Hall.
12:29 PM President Kovind says, "I come from a very simple background and the journey has been long"
Ram Nath Kovind says, "We are all equal and shall always remain equal (Ham sab ek hain aur ek hi rahenge)"
12:26 PM India's newly elected President says, "I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr.Radhakrishnan, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab da"
12:22 PM Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as the 14th President of India
12:14 PM Kovind has now reached the Central Hall of Parliament
12:13 PM Ram Nath Kovind along with Pranab Mukherjee, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Chief Justice of India JS Khehar entered the Parliament.
First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 12:06 IST