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Droupadi Murmu Swearing In Ceremony HIGHLIGHTS: India makes history as Murmu takes oath, PM Modi calls it ‘watershed moment for poor’

Droupadi Murmu Swearing-in Ceremony as 15th President of India Live News: “This is not only my achievement. It is the achievement of all the poor in the country. The poor can dare to dream now,” said Murmu in her first address.

Droupadi Murmu Swearing In Ceremony HIGHLIGHTS: India makes history as Murmu takes oath, PM Modi calls it ‘watershed moment for poor’
Droupadi Murmu on Monday was sworn in as India's 15 President. (Courtesy Sansad TV)

Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony as India’s President Live Updates: Droupadi Murmu on Monday was sworn in as 15th President of India at the Central Hall of the Parliament in New Delhi followed by a 21 gun salute. “Your faith in me has given me strength. I have got this responsibility at such an important time as it is India’s 75 year of Independence. I am also the first President to be born after India got its Independence,” said President Murmu in her first address, while adding, “This is not only my achievement. It is the achievement of all the poor in the country. The poor can dare to dream now. With their blessings and the support of the mothers and daughters of the country I am standing here in front of you now.” Murmu, 64, is also India’s youngest President.

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On Thursday, Murmu had scripted history by becoming the first person from the tribal community to occupy India’s top constitutional post after she bagged 64% votes of the electoral college to defeat Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. She got 2824 first preference votes, valued at 6,76,803 votes, while Sinha had only managed to get 1,877 first preference votes, valued at 3,80,177.

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14:54 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Every word in her speech had a meaning, says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

After hearing President Murmu's first address, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that he was left 'impressed' by her words.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551487078990434304

14:26 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Who gave President Droupadi Murmu her first name?

The first tribal President of India’s name Droupadi, based on a character of the epic ‘Mahabharata’ was given by her school teacher. In an interview with an Odia video magazine some time ago, she revealed that her Santhali name “Puti” was changed to Droupadi by a teacher in school.

“Droupadi was not my original name. It was given by my teacher who hailed from another district, not from my native Mayurbhanj,” Murmu told the magazine. Teachers in the tribal-dominated Mayurbanjh district used to travel from either Balasore or Cuttack in the 1960s, she claimed. “The teacher did not like my previous name and changed it for good,” she said when the magazine asked why she is called Droupadi, a name similar to the ‘Mahabharata’ character. She had also mentioned that her name was changed several times – from “Durpadi” to “Dorpdi”. She stated that names do not die in Santhali culture. (PTI)

12:24 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Watershed moment for the marginalised, says PM Modi

As Droupadi Murmu took oath as India's 15th President, PM Narendra Modi called it a “watershed moment for the poor, the marginalised and the downtrodden.”

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1551448945997451266

12:15 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu inspects her first Guard of Honour – WATCH

President Droupadi Murmu inspects her first Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan after the swearing-in ceremony.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551453731928952834

12:13 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu inspects Tri-Services Guard of Honour

President Droupadi Murmu inspects Tri Services Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551452371204526080

12:02 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu assumes charge of the office of the President

Droupadi Murmu assumes charge of the office of the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551448475321389056

11:59 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Helped BJP instead of serving India, Mehbooba Mufti slams Kovind

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti slammed Ram Nath Kovind, saying the “outgoing president leaves behind a legacy where the Indian Constitution was trampled upon umpteenth times.”

11:18 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu receives ceremonial salute at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan

Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu receives a ceremonial salute at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of former President Ram Nath Kovind.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/155144148168438169

10:51 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: President Murmu greets PM, MPs and other dignitaries

After the conclusion of the ceremony, President Droupadi Murmu greets PM Narendra Modi, Union Ministers, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister and other dignitaries at the Central Hall of the Parliament.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551435926664282113

10:43 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: New President gives permission to conclude the ceremony

After her address and the address of the country's Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, the New President gave her assent to conclude the ceremony.

10:37 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu thanks the marginalised, poor, women for their blessings

The marginalised can now take fresh inspiration from my journey, says President Murmu.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551432482704494592

10:35 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: My wish is to see all women in this country as self-dependent, says President Murmu

I want all our sisters to be self-dependent and take the country forward, said President Murmu in her first address.

10:32 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: The poor can dare to dream now, says Murmu

Murmu said that without the blessings of the country's poor, she wouldn't have come so far.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551431611123892224

10:21 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Your faith in me has given me strength, says Murmu in her first address

“Your faith in me has given me strength. I have got this responsibility at such an important time as it is India's 75 year of Independence. I am also the first President to be born after India got its Independence,” said President Murmu in her first address.

09:59 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu, Kovind leave for Parliament

Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and President-elect Droupadi Murmu leave from the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the Parliament.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551422789663735808

09:36 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Outgoing President Kovind meets President-elect Murmu

Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind greets President-elect Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551416595268141056

09:20 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Nitish Kumar gives the ceremony a skip

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not attend Droupadi Murmu's swearing-in ceremony in Delhi today.

08:48 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

President-elect Droupadi Murmu pays tribute at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551403838946816001

08:24 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Murmu leaves for Rajghat

At 8 am, President-elect Droupadi Murmu left for Rajghat from her temporary residence at Uma Shankar Dixit Lane.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551394820849303552

08:21 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Kovind, Murmu to arrive at the Parliament at 10 am

At 10 am, the outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and President-elect Droupadi Murmu will be arriving at the Parliament House where they will be received by the Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu, the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.

08:09 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: India gets its second President from Odisha

Murmu is the second President from Odisha, after V.V. Giri, who had served as the fourth President of India from 1969 to 1974.

08:03 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Wood carving artist from Odisha pays tribute

Wood carving artist Arun Sahu, who hails from Berhampur in Murmu's home state Odisha, carved out a portrait of the President-elect.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1551349580263919616

08:00 (IST) 25 Jul 2022
Droupadi Murmu Oath Taking Ceremony Live: 10th successive President to be sworn in on July 25

Droupadi Murmu will become the 10th successive President to take oath today (July 25) since 1977.