New Delhi: Draupadi Murmu was sworn in as the country’s highest constitutional post, the President of India, after which she was given a 21-gun salute. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered him the oath of office.
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Parliamentarians and Prominent Civil and Military Officials attended the oath ceremony.
President-elect Murmu, 64, created history on Thursday by defeating opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha to become the first tribal and the second woman to hold the top constitutional post.
Addressing the nation soon after taking oath as the 15th president, Droupadi 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.