New Delhi, July 25: Droupadi Murmu on Monday took oath as the 15th President of India.
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana administered the oath of office to Murmu in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and Murmu arrived in Parliament in a ceremonial procession shortly before the swearing in commenced.
She is scheduled to deliver an address later.
She is the second woman President of the country, first-ever tribal woman to hold the highest Constitutional post and the first President to be born in independent India
In her first first address as President at the Central Hall of Parliament, Droupadi Murmu said, “While Standing in the Parliament – the symbol of expectations, aspirations and rights of all Indians – I humbly express my gratitude to all of you. Your trust and support will be a major strength for me to carry out this new responsibility.”
She also said that, “I am fortunate to have got this opportunity to serve during the 75th year of independence.”
“I am the first president of the country who was born in independent India,” President Droupadi Murmu said.