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President Droupadi Murmu assumes office of the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan | HIGHLIGHTS

Droupadi Murmu won the election by an overwhelming margin against Sinha after receiving over 64 per cent of valid votes of MPs and MLAs, comprising the electoral college, to succeed Ram Nath Kovind to become the country's 15th president.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: July 26, 2022 0:11 IST
Image shows President Murmu taking oath at Parliament House
Image Source : ANI Image shows President Murmu taking oath at Parliament House

Droupadi Murmu oath LIVE Updates: Droupadi Murmu took oath as the 15th President of India on Monday. NDA's presidential candidate Murmu took the oath of office of the highest constitutional post of the country, which was followed by a 21-gun salute. The ceremony was held at the central hall of Parliament, where Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered the oath of the office of the President to her. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present at the occasion. President Murmu then delivered an address. Before the ceremony, Droupadi Murmu reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan, her home and office for the next five years, where she was welcomed by former President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind. She was then escorted to the Presidential study for a brief meeting. Earlier this morning, President Murmu also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, at Raj Ghat. 

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  • 12:22 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Former President Kovind leaves from Rashtrapati Bhawan

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  • 11:54 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    President Droupadi Murmu inspects Tri Services Guard of Honour

  • 11:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    President Droupadi Murmu assumes office of the President

  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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    Image shows a view of the Parliament House while President Droupadi Murmu took oath today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen with other leaders of the party. 

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    Image Source : PTIPM Modi at Parliament House during President Murmu's oath ceremony

  • 11:22 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    President Droupadi Murmu receives a ceremonial salute

  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    President Murmu leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan after swearing-in ceremony

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    President Murmu's historic address post swearing-in - POINTERS

    • Standing in the Parliament - the symbol of expectations, aspirations and rights of all Indians - I humbly express my gratitude to all of you
    • Your trust and support will be a major strength for me to carry out this new responsibility
    • I am the first President of the country who was born in independent India
    • We will have to speed up our efforts to meet the expectations that our freedom fighters had with the citizens of independent India
    • Reaching the Presidential post is not my personal achievement, it is the achievement of every poor in India 
    • My nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream but also fulfill those dreams
    • My election to the post is not only my own achievement, but that of every poor of the country. My election is a reflection of the confidence of crores of Indians
    • Satisfying to me that the people who were devoid of development for years -the poor, Dalits, backward, the tribals- can see me as their reflection
    • India is ready with new thinking as it celebrates 'Amrit Kaal', the 75th anniversary of its Independence
    • In 75 years as parliamentary democracy, India has carried forward resolve of progress through participation and consensus
    • We are building 'Ek Bharat - Shreshtha Bharat' by embracing many languages, religions, food habits and customs
    • I want all sisters and daughters to be empowered more as they continue to increase their contribution in every field
  • 10:19 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Droupadi Murmu becomes the 15th President of India

  • 10:14 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th President of India

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  • 10:11 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    President-elect Droupadi Murmu arrives at Central Hall of the Parliament

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    PM Modi arrives at Parliament House

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the Parliament House. 

  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Outgoing President Kovind, Droupadi Murmu leave from Rashtrapati Bhavan

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    Watch - Outgoing President Kovind, his wife with Droupadi Murmu

  • 9:36 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Outgoing President Kovind, his wife extend greetings to Murmu

  • 9:36 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Nitish Kumar to not attend Murmu's swearing-in

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    WATCH - Droupadi Murmu pays tribute at Rajghat

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    Droupadi Murmu - Her journey so far

    Born in a Santali tribal family on June 30, 1958, in Uparbeda village coming under Mayurbhanj district in Odisha, she had her education from Bhubaneswar and went on to work first as a junior assistant in the State Irrigation and Power Department from 1979 to 1983. After this short stint as a clerk, she became a teacher at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre at Rairangpur till 1997.

    Murmu commenced her journey in the field of politics in 1997 by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

    She was first elected as the councillor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat and then went on to become the chairperson of the same panchayat in 2000. Later, she also served as the national vice president of the BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha.

    Murmu became a member of the council of ministers in the BJP and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, first becoming the minister of state with independent charge for commerce and transportation from March 2000 to August 2022 and then minister for fisheries and animal resources development from August 2002 to May 2004. 

    A legislator from the Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004, she was conferred Nilkhantha Award for the best MLA by the Odisha assembly in 2007.

    In 2015, Murmu became the first woman governor of Jharkhand. She also became the first woman tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as the governor of a state.

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    About President Election 2022

    Murmu, 64, scripted history on Thursday after defeating Opposition Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha in a one-sided contest. She would become India's first tribal President.

    Murmu won the election by an overwhelming margin against Sinha after receiving over 64 per cent of valid votes of MPs and MLAs, comprising the electoral college, to succeed Ram Nath Kovind to become the country's 15th president.

    Murmu got 6,76,803 votes against Sinha's 3,80,177 votes.

    She will be the first President to be born after independence and is the youngest to occupy the top post. She is also the second woman to become the President.

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Droupadi Murmu to leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan after swearing-in

    At the conclusion of the ceremony in the central hall of the Parliament, the President will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to her in the forecourt and courtesies will be extended to the outgoing President.

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Who will attend Droupadi Murmu's oath ceremony?

    Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha 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 principal civil and military officers of the government will attend the ceremony.

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