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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

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

swore in as the 14th of India on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhawan in a glittering ceremony.

was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. He exchanged seats with and a 21-gun salute followed as the new made his first address.

then addressed the gathering at Central as 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, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab da".


Immediately after the oath taking ceremony, Kovind, 71, 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.

"My journey from a small village to President's House has been long but interesting. A nation grows only when development for all is ensured. Ham sab ek hain aur ek hi rahenge," he said.

Kovind arrived at the forecourt escorted by the Military Secretary to the President. had also taken Kovind on a tour of the official residence.

Kovind, former Bihar Governor, is the second Dalit after K R Narayanan.

The NDA candidate received 65.65 per cent of the votes in the Electoral College and defeating Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. 

The President-elect left for Raj Path with Pranab Mukherjee, who was given a farewell in earlier, reported Lok Sabha TV.

In view of the ceremonial functions, the outgoing President along with Kovind proceeded to the in a six-horse carriage. Army, Navy and Air Force personnel flanked the Raisina Hill road.

The buggy was brought out for the first time after 1984 by Mukherjee for Beating Retreat ceremony in 2014.

Ramnath Kovind's family members, associates and close friends arrived for the swearing-in at House. Earlier in the day, Kovind reached Rajghat and paid tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi along with wife Savita.

The ceremony began at 12.15 pm in the of

At the Parliament, both were received by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The dais at the was shared by President and President-elect, Speaker, Vice President and Chief Justice of India.

After the event, outgoing President Mukherjee will proceed to his new residence - 10, Rajaji Marg.

Kovind was elected the President last Thursday as a ruling NDA candidate. He defeated the Opposition parties' nominee Meira Kumar by a huge margin.

Ram Nath Kovind, who served as the 35th Governor of Bihar was born on October 1, 1945 in Paraukh village in the Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh. Kovind did his graduation in law from a Kanpur college.

Before start his career as a lawyer, Kovind cleared the civil services examination but did not join as he was selected for an allied. Mr Kovind joined the BJP in 1991. He was President of the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002. He also served as Member of Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006.

While Mukherjee left for his new address — 10 Rajaji Marg, Kovind will reside in the largest residence for any head of state in the world.

Kovind will hold the office of President for five years, according to Article 56 of the of India.

In the 2017, held on July 17, of the total 4,880 valid voters — 4,109 members of legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and 771 elected members of Parliament (MPs) — 99.49 per cent had cast their vote. Of the total 771 MPs who are entitled to vote, 768, or 99.61 per cent, cast their votes. Likewise, of the 4,109 MLAs entitled to vote, 4,083 or 99.37 per cent cast their votes, officials said.

 



With inputs from PTI

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.   

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Kovind will reside in the largest residence for any head of state in the world

swore in as the 14th of India on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhawan in a glittering ceremony.

was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. He exchanged seats with and a 21-gun salute followed as the new made his first address.

then addressed the gathering at Central as 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, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab da".


Immediately after the oath taking ceremony, Kovind, 71, 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.

"My journey from a small village to President's House has been long but interesting. A nation grows only when development for all is ensured. Ham sab ek hain aur ek hi rahenge," he said.

Kovind arrived at the forecourt escorted by the Military Secretary to the President. had also taken Kovind on a tour of the official residence.

Kovind, former Bihar Governor, is the second Dalit after K R Narayanan.

The NDA candidate received 65.65 per cent of the votes in the Electoral College and defeating Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. 

The President-elect left for Raj Path with Pranab Mukherjee, who was given a farewell in earlier, reported Lok Sabha TV.

In view of the ceremonial functions, the outgoing President along with Kovind proceeded to the in a six-horse carriage. Army, Navy and Air Force personnel flanked the Raisina Hill road.

The buggy was brought out for the first time after 1984 by Mukherjee for Beating Retreat ceremony in 2014.

Ramnath Kovind's family members, associates and close friends arrived for the swearing-in at House. Earlier in the day, Kovind reached Rajghat and paid tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi along with wife Savita.

The ceremony began at 12.15 pm in the of

At the Parliament, both were received by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The dais at the was shared by President and President-elect, Speaker, Vice President and Chief Justice of India.

After the event, outgoing President Mukherjee will proceed to his new residence - 10, Rajaji Marg.

Kovind was elected the President last Thursday as a ruling NDA candidate. He defeated the Opposition parties' nominee Meira Kumar by a huge margin.

Ram Nath Kovind, who served as the 35th Governor of Bihar was born on October 1, 1945 in Paraukh village in the Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh. Kovind did his graduation in law from a Kanpur college.

Before start his career as a lawyer, Kovind cleared the civil services examination but did not join as he was selected for an allied. Mr Kovind joined the BJP in 1991. He was President of the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002. He also served as Member of Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006.

While Mukherjee left for his new address — 10 Rajaji Marg, Kovind will reside in the largest residence for any head of state in the world.

Kovind will hold the office of President for five years, according to Article 56 of the of India.

In the 2017, held on July 17, of the total 4,880 valid voters — 4,109 members of legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and 771 elected members of Parliament (MPs) — 99.49 per cent had cast their vote. Of the total 771 MPs who are entitled to vote, 768, or 99.61 per cent, cast their votes. Likewise, of the 4,109 MLAs entitled to vote, 4,083 or 99.37 per cent cast their votes, officials said.

 



With inputs from PTI

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