Ram Nath Kovind to take over as country’s 14th President today

Mr. Ram Nath Kovind will take over as the 14th President of India today. He will be administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of India Justice J S Khehar at a special function in the Central Hall of Parliament.

The stage would be shared by President and President-elect, Speaker, Vice President and Chief Justice of India. After the oath of new President, a 21-gun salute will be honored followed by the acceptance speech of Mr. Kovind. Mr. Kovind was elected the President recently as a ruling NDA candidate. He defeated the Opposition parties’ nominee Meira Kumar by a huge margin.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The first female president of India was Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil (2007-2012).
  • The President resides in an estate known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, situated in Raisina Hill in New Delhi.
Source- The Hindu

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