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D Murmu, India’s 2nd woman president to take oath toady; From remote Tribal village to Raisina hills

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Tribal Woman Droupadi Murmu will be the second woman President of India to be sworn in today with history. Newly-elected President Droupadi Murmu will take oath on Monday for the country’s highest constitutional post and will be given a 21-gun salute after that. According to the Union Home Ministry, the ceremony will take place on Monday at around 10.15 am in the Central Hall of Parliament, where Chief Justice N.V. Raman will administer the oath of office to them. After this, he will be given a 21-gun salute. This will be followed by the President’s address.

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Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Speaker welcomed Droupadi Murmu on reaching Parliament House at 10:05(IST)
On reaching the Parliament House, Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla welcomed Droupadi Murmu and outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind outside the Central Hall.

Arrives at Parliament House with President at 10:02(IST) Ram Nath Kovind and elected President Draupadi Murmu
After receiving the national salute from the President’s bodyguards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and elected President Droupadi Murmu made preparations for the Parliament House. The swearing-in will take place in the central hall here.

President’s bodyguard squad salutes Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 9:39(IST)
President’s bodyguard squad salutes Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind was also present with him. Now both will proceed towards the Parliament House. The swearing-in will be held here in the Central Hall.

Droupadi Murmu reached Rashtrapati Bhavan at 9:31(IST), received by outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind
Droupadi Murmu reached Rashtrapati Bhavan after paying floral tributes at Raj Ghat, the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi. Murmu was received here by outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife.

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-Droupadi Murmu Oath Ceremony will leave from her residence in Delhi at around 8.15 am. Droupadi Murmu reached Rajghat before taking oath as President, paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

-Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, members of the Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, heads of diplomatic missions, Members of Parliament and heads of government civil and military officials will attend the ceremony.

-At the conclusion of the ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament, the President will leave for the ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan’, where he will be presented with an ‘Inter-Service Guard of Honour’ and will be accorded a courtesy call on the outgoing President.

-Murmu (64) created history by defeating Yashwant Sinha, the presidential candidate of opposition parties, on Thursday.

-Murmu (Droupadi Murmu President) got more than 64 per cent valid votes of MPs and MLAs including electoral college and won the election by a huge margin of votes. Murmu got 6,76,803 votes against Sinha’s 3,80,177 votes and would become the 15th President of the country.

-Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India, took oath on 25 July 1977. Since then, on July 25, Giani Zail Singh, R. Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma, K.R. Narayanan, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind took the oath of office on the same date. Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017.

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