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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

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Ram Nath Kovind swore in as the 14th President of India on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhawan in a glittering ceremony. Kovind was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. He exchanged seats with Pranab Mukherjee and a 21-gun salute followed as the new President Kovind made his first address. Ram Nath Kovind then addressed the gathering at Central as President of India, "I am accepting this position with all humility and I am grateful for this responsibility. I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr Radhakrishnan, ...

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Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

Narendra Modi at the Swearing-In Ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind at central hall of Parliament

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha tweeted: I join the nation in welcoming Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji as our Hon'ble President to guide us towards a new India. @rashtrapatibhvn pic.twitter.com/qcsJcydd6A — Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) July 25, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

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.

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

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. 

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

According to Article 56 of the Constitution of India, Kovind shall hold the office for five years from the date of his swearing-in

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

Here's a picture of Kovind at his car inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Ram Nath Kovind.  Very inspiring address by President Ram Nath Kovind Ji, which beautifully summed up the essence of India’s strengths, democracy & diversity. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 25, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

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.

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

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 sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

Ram Nath Kovind will assume office on July 26.   

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to uphold Constitution

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First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 12:06 IST
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Ram Nath Kovind swore in as the 14th President of India on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhawan in a glittering ceremony. Kovind was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. He exchanged seats with Pranab Mukherjee and a 21-gun salute followed as the new President Kovind made his first address. Ram Nath Kovind then addressed the gathering at Central as President of India, "I am accepting this position with all humility and I am grateful for this responsibility. I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr Radhakrishnan, ...

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