Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India

President-elect Ram Nath Kovind today became the 14th President of India at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.

Kovind was administered the oath by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. Kovind's swearing-in ceremony was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, union ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Ambassadors and other diplomats, MPs and senior civil and military officers.

Ram Nath Kovind (right) with Chief Justice of India JS Khehar.
Ram Nath Kovind (right) with Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. Photo courtesy: Twitter

President-elect Ram Nath Kovind began the day with a visit to Rajghat to pay his respect to Mahatma Gandhi before heading to Rashtrapati Bhavan where he was received by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Last week, Ram Nath Kovind, who was the former Governor of Bihar won the 2017 Presidential election against opposition candidate Meira Kumar, the former Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Kovind got 65.65 per cent of the total votes which totalled 702,044 electoral college votes.