The newly elected President of the United States Joe Biden is finally just a day away from assuming power in the country. On January 20, Wednesday, Biden will take oath as the 46th president in Washington DC. With Biden, Kamala Harris will also take oath as the country’s first woman and black vice president.
So here is the list of all the important details that you need to know about how this function can be seen in India.
Where will the program be held?
The swearing-in ceremony of the president in the US is called Inauguration. It is held in the US Capitol building of parliament located in Washington. This year’s theme is ‘America United.’ Earlier this year on January 6, the Parliament building was subjected to violence. President Donald Trump’s supporters had climbed and rioted in the parliament, which was criticised all over the world.
Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Inauguration 2021: How to see
This year, a large number of people will have to watch the festival online because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will be held on Wednesday at 12 noon (10:30 pm Indian time). It can be seen on every major television network in the US and their social media handles, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, PBS, Telemundo, Univision, and MSNBC.
The inauguration will also be seen on the official website of the White House and the YouTube channel of the Biden Inaugural Committee.
What’s different this time?
This time a huge crowd of people will not be able to see the programme due to the coronavirus epidemic. Moreover, security has also been tightened due to violence that took place two weeks ago. All the routes have been closed to capitol and the Parliament has been converted into a fort.
If things were normal in the United States, millions of people would attend the event. At the time of Barack Obama’s swearing-in in 2009, nearly 20 million people were present in Washington, D.C.
Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Inauguration 2021: What will be seen in the program?
Biden and Harris will take the oath of office. In the event, Hogwood star Jennifer Lopez will perform while Lady Gaga would sing the national anthem. Biden will address the country.
After this, the ball will be broadcast named ‘Celebrating America ‘ in which Biden and Harris will ball dance with their respective partners.