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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 25, 2017, 05.12 AM (IST)

Jul 25, 2017, 10.42 AM

President-elect Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn-in as the 14th President of India in a short while from now.

The new president will be sworn-in by Chief Justice JS Khehar at a ceremony at Parliament House.

A lawyer by profession, Ram Nath Kovind practised in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years till 1993. He was the BJP's Scheduled Caste Morcha chief from 1998 till 2002. He also served as the national spokesperson of the party. He was appointed as the Governor of Bihar in 2015 and resigned from the post after his presidential nomination.

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Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind will have a one-on-one discussion on important files and policies before they leave for the swearing-in ceremony at Parliament's Central Hall.

They will be received by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

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Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm in view of Ram Nath Kovind's swearing-in.

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President Pranab Mukherjee proceeds towards Parliament's Central Hall for the swearing-in ceremony

President-elect Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Parliament for his swearing-in ceremony.


Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Parliament's Central Hall for his swearing-in ceremony. Image courtesy: DD News (Others)



Jul 25, 2017, 12.10 PM

Swearing-in ceremony begins in Parliament's Central Hall. 

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Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th president of India. Chief Justice of India JS Khehar swears him in




Pranab Mukherjee greets Ram Nath Kovind after he takes oath as the new President of India. Image courtesy: DD News (Others)



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21-gun salute to announce new President

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I grew up in a mud house, in a small village. My journey has been a long one, and yet this journey is hardly mine alone. It is so telling of our nation and our society also. For all its problems, it follows that basic mantra given to us in the Preamble to the Constitution – of ensuring Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity and I will always continue to follow this basic mantra: President Kovind

I am accepting this position with all humility and I am grateful for this responsibility: President Ram Nath Kovind

I enter this office with all humility. Coming here to central hall has brought back so many memories. I have been to this central hall and have often had discussions with many of you. We often agreed and sometimes disagreed. 
But we learnt to respect each other and that is the beauty of democracy: President Kovind

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India's diversity makes it unique, we are diverse but still united: President Ram Nath Kovind

Our Independence was the result of efforts by thousands of patriotic freedom fighters led by Mahatma Gandhi. Later, Sardar Patel integrated our nation. Principal architect of our Constitution Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar instilled in us the value of human dignity and of the republican ethic. These leaders did not believe that simply political freedom was enough. For them, it was crucial to also achieve economic and social freedom for millions of our people: President Kovind

Every Indian is a nation builder: President Kovind

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I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr.Radhakrishnan, Dr  Abdul Kalam and Pranab da: President Ram Nath Kovind

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Every Indian is a nation-builder: President Ram Nath Kovind

The world is looking to India for guidance: President Ram Nath Kovind

Our efforts should reach the last village: President Ram Nath Kovind


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Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and newly-anointed President Ram Nath Kovind leave Parliament's Central Hall after the swearing-in ceremony. Image courtesy DD News (Others)



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We must combine tradition and technology, the wisdom of an age-old Bharat and the science of a contemporary India: President Kovind said earlier in his speech

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He left in the traditional buggi after his swearing-in ceremony.




President Ram Nath Kovind inspects the guard of honour after being sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi. (Reuters)



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Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted a picture of himself with President Ram Nath Kovind drinking tea at his new residence 10 Rajaji Marg

He wrote, "At 10 Rajaji Marg as President Kovind saw me off".



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