Droupadi Murmu takes oath as President of India

Droupadi Murmu takes oath as the President of India, the highest constitutional post of the country, followed by a 21-gun salute. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered the oath of office of the President to her, NDTV reported.

Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Members of the Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, heads of diplomatic missions, MPs and principal civil and military officers attended the oath ceremony.

President-elect Murmu, 64, scripted history on Thursday after defeating opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha to become the first tribal and the second woman to hold the top constitutional post.

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