President-elect, Ram Nath Kovind, takes oath as 14th President of India on Tuesday, at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. “Honoured to be sworn in as the 14th President of India. I will stand by and represent all 125 crore fellow Indians. I understand the massive responsibility that this is… After former Presidents from Rajendra Prasad to Pranab Mukherjee, who all have been great leaders, I hope to live up to that greatness,” said the newly-appointed president.
Kovind was administered oath by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. The new President will start the day with a visit to Rajghat to pay his respect to Mahatma Gandhi. After that he will head to Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he will be received by President Pranab Mukherjee. Both will then proceed to Parliament.
The new President was accompanied by outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, union ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Ambassadors and other diplomats, MPs and senior civil and military officers.