New Delhi : Droupadi Murmu will be sworn in as the 15th President of India at 10:15 am in the Central Hall of Parliament House here on today making her the first-ever person belonging from the tribal community to reach the top constitutional post.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Murmu will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession at 10:03 am.
The President elect will take the Oath of Office, which will be administered by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.
Murmu will exchange seat with the outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind. She will also sign the oath register placed before her by the Secretary to the President. After signing the oath register, the Home Secretary will be announce the proclamation following the new President’s assent.
Murmu would then be given a 21-Gun Salute, to be followed by her address at 10:23 am.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India NV Raman, 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 assemble in the Central Hall for the Ceremony.
On the conclusion of the Ceremony in the Central Hall, the President will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an Inter-Services Guard of Honour will be accorded to her in the Forecourt and courtesies will be extended to the outgoing President.
The Ministry of Personnel has ordered closure of certain nearby buildings in the area till 2 pm to ensure smooth conduct of the swearing in ceremony.
The construction of new Parliament building will also be stopped during the time of the ceremony.
NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday declared the next President of India securing 64 per cent votes against 36 per cent by Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.