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Droupadi Murmu sworn in as India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu is the first President to be born after independence and the second woman president of India.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 26 Jul 2022, 5:08 am

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President-elect Droupadi Murmu on Monday sworn in as the 15th President of India at the the Central Hall of Parliament. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, union ministers, and members of Parliament among others. 

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Succeeding Ram Nath Kovind, Murmu is the first tribal woman and the youngest to hold the highest constitutional post of the country. Murmu is the first President to be born after independence and the second woman president of India.

Murmu became the 10th successive President to take oath since 1977.

The newly sworn in President said the affection, trust and support of the people will be her greatest strength in discharging his functions and responsibilities. 

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"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," the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted after Murmu was sworn in. 

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First published:25 Jul 2022, 5:04 am

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