On 25 July, Draupadi Murmu took oath as fifteenth President of the Republic of India. She took the oath of office for the highest constitutional position in New Delhi’s Central Hall of Parliament. The President was sworn in at 10:15 AM on Monday by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana, who then switched places with outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind.

Murmu put her signature on the oath register that the President’s secretary handed her. The home secretary announced the appointment of the new President after receiving the new President’s approval.

President Murmu welcomed all Indians in her first address to the nation as the head of state and said that having the confidence and support of her people would be her greatest asset as she carried out her new role.

President’s comments were tweeted via the Rashtrapati Bhawan’s official Twitter account in a series of tweets. President Murmu stated in the opening of her speech, “Johar! Namaskar! I humbly greet all the countrymen from this holy Parliament, a symbol of the hopes and aspirations and rights of all the citizens of India. Your affinity, your trust and your support will be my greatest strength in fulfilling this new responsibility for me.”

It’s important to note that President Murmu began her remarks with the tribal greeting “Johar,” which is used in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Odisha which signifies “Victory to all living and nonliving components of nature.” “Johar” here refers to “Jai for the wellbeing of everyone,” i.e., Johar is the spirit of unwavering dedication to nature.

Additionally, President Murmu expressed her gratitude to the lawmakers for choosing her to hold the highest constitutional position.

Remembering, the freedom fighters, she said that we must act quickly in this Amritkal to meet the demands that our freedom fighters laid on us as citizens of an independent India. “In order to live up to the demands that our freedom fighters placed on us as citizens of an independent India, we must move quickly in this Amritkal. The achievement of Amritkal will take place over the next 25 years with the help of everyone’s work and duty,” she said.
President Murmu believes that the fact that a daughter from a low-income household or a daughter from a distant tribal area may hold the highest constitutional office in India is a testimonial to the robustness of our democracy.

The event was attended by senior civil and military representatives from the government, members of parliament, the Council of Ministers, governors of several states, chief ministers, and heads of foreign missions.

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