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Ceremony of assumption of office by the President-elect

Published: July 2017
 

The Ceremony of assumption of office by Mr Ramnath Kovind, the President-elect will be held on July 25, 2017, at 12.15 PM in the Central Hall of Parliament House, New Delhi.

The Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Members of Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of Parliament and principal Civil and Military Officers of the Government of India will assemble in the Central Hall for the Ceremony.

The President and the President-elect will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession. After the President-elect takes the Oath of office in the presence of the Chief Justice of India, a 21-Gun Salute will be fired. The President will then deliver an address. On the conclusion of the Ceremony in Central Hall, the President will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to him in the forecourt and courtesies will be extended to the outgoing President.

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