Kovind to be sworn in tomorrow as India's 14th President

Kovind to be sworn in tomorrow as India's 14th President

Kovind to be sworn in tomorrow as India's 14th President
Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn in as India's 14th President on Tuesday at a ceremony inside Central Hall of Parliament.
 
Chief Justice of India J S Khehar administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kovind after he arrives in Parliament along with outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremonial procession from Rashtrapati Bhavan. The function in Parliament would start at 12:15 PM.
 
Kovind, who won the Presidential polls held on July 17 against joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, is likely to visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Father of the Nation before he assumes office.
 
As per procedure, the President-elect will first arrive in Rashtrapati Bhavan forecourt and from there he and Mukherjee go in a ceremonial cavalcade for the swearing-in ceremony. They will travel in the same car.
 
In Parliament, they will be received by Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and escorted to the Central Hall.
 
After Kovind takes the oath, a 21-Gun Salute will be fired. The President will then deliver an address. On the conclusion of the Ceremony in Central Hall, the President will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to him in the forecourt and courtesies will be extended to the outgoing President.
 
Mukherjee will then take Kovind around the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Once this is over, Mukherjee will be dropped off at his new residence at 10, Rajaji Marg.
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