Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live Updates: Droupadi Murmu on Monday, 25 July, took oath as the 15th president of India at the Parliament's Central Hall.
Murmu was administered the oath by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana. Addressing the nation soon after taking the oath, President Murmu said that the trust and support of the people were her greatest strengths.
"Johar! Namaskar! I humbly greet all the fellow citizens from this sacred Parliament, a symbol of the hopes, aspirations and rights of all the citizens of India. Your affection, trust and support will be my greatest strength in discharging my functions and responsibilities," she said.
Soon after the oath, Murmu assumed office following a handing-over ceremony by former President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Murmu received the Tri-Services Guard of Honour later.
Former President Kovind also received the final Tri-Services Guard of Honour, following which he officially left Rashtrapati Bhavan, and arrived at his new residence on Janpath Road.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to call Droupadi Murmu's oath-taking a "watershed moment" in India's history.
President Droupadi Murmu with CJI Justice N V Ramana during her oath ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, July 25, 2022.
President Droupadi Murmu speaks after taking oath in the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, July 25, 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries during the swearing-in ceremony of President Droupadi Murmu, in the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, July 25, 2022.
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu, members of the Council of Ministers, state governors, chief ministers, heads of diplomatic missions, members of Parliament, and principal civil and military officers of the government
Murmu met outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his family at the Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the swearing-in ceremony
She also paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat earlier in the morning
Droupadi Murmu won the presidential election on Thursday, 21 July
Murmu has scripted history by becoming the first tribal person elected as president of India, and the second woman to hold the top post
President Ram Nath Kovind's term ended on 24 July
‘Views Expressed by a Tribal Woman Are Commendable’: Rajasthan CM
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot congratulated President Murmu and said, "Every word in her speech had a meaning. I am very impressed. The views expressed by a tribal woman are commendable. I hope she meets the commitment she made to the nation today."
'Tribal Community Is Set To Make a New Beginning’: Union Minister Arjun Munda
Union Minister Arjun Munda said on Monday, "The first tribal woman took the oath of the President's office today. The tribal community is set to make a new beginning, with a tribal woman holding the highest office of the land. This constitutional position is above the party lines."
‘Golden Symbol of the Rise of Women’: Uttarakhand CM Dhami
Uttarakhand Chief Minister said in a tweet in Hindi, "Hearty congratulations to respected Mrs Draupadi Murmu ji on taking oath as the President of India. Mrs Murmu ji is the golden symbol of the rise of women. The development of humanity, the creation of a new India and the fulfillment of democratic values is impossible without the contribution of women's power."
‘Her Speech Encapsulates Spirit of New India’: JP Nadda
BJP president JP Nadda said, "My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji for being sworn-in as the 15th President of India. Her first address to the nation as “People’s President” encapsulated not just the significance of this truly historic moment but the spirit of New India."