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‘My nomination is evidence that poor can dream also fulfill those dreams’: President Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu today (July 25, 2022) took oath as the 15th President of India and became the first tribal woman to occupy the highest office in the country. The oath-taking ceremony, which came three days after she registered a historic win over her rival Yashwant Sinha in the July 18 Presidential election, took place in the Central Hall of Parliament in Delhi.

The 64-year-old was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana in the presence of outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, among others.

Droupadi Murmu, a former Jharkhand governor, has become the second woman president of the free India.

Minutes of Swearing cermoney of the second woman president of the free India.

25 July 2022
10:31 AM
Reaching Presidential post is not my personal achievement, it is…: Droupadi Murmu
After taking the oath as India’s new President, Droupadi Murmu said that reaching the Presidential post is not her personal achievement, but it is the achievement of every poor in India.

“My nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream but also fulfill those dreams,” she said.

10:26 AM
Droupadi Murmu is the first President of India who was born in independent India
“We will have to speed up our efforts to meet the expectations that our freedom fighters had with the citizens of independent India,” Droupadi Murmu, who is now the first President of India who was born in independent India, said after taking the oath to the office.

10:25 AM
Your trust and support will be a major strength for me, says Droupadi Murmu after taking oath as President
After taking oath as the President of India, Droupadi Murmu said, “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,” Murmu added.

10:17 AM
Droupadi Murmu administered oath of office by Justice & CJI NV Ramana
President-elect Droupadi Murmu was administered the oath of office by CJI NV Ramana.

10:13 AM
Droupadi Murmu’s swearing-in ceremony LIVE: Murmu takes oath as India’s 15th President, becomes first tribal woman to occupy highest office

10:09 AM
Droupadi Murmu arrives at Parliament, to take oath as India’s 15th President shortly
President-elect Droupadi Murmu has arrived at the Parliament. She will take oath as India’s 15th President shortly.

09:59 AM
President-elect Droupadi Murmu leaves from Rashtrapati Bhavan for Parliament
President-elect Droupadi Murmu and Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind leave from Rashtrapati Bhavan for the Parliament. Murmu will take oath as the 15th President of India shortly.

09:42 AM
Droupadi Murmu to become first tribal woman, second woman President of India shortly
Droupadi Murmu will shortly become the first tribal woman and the second woman President of India.