Draupadi Murmu has created history by winning the election of the 15th President of the country. She will become the first female tribal president of the country. There will be a grand swearing-in ceremony today. According to the information, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, members of the Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of Parliament and prominent civil and military officers will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President.
#WATCH | Delhi: Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind extend greetings to President-elect Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2022
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Records show that since 1977 successive Presidents have taken oath on this date (25 July). The first President of India, Rajendra Prasad took oath on 26 January 1950. In 1952 he won the first presidential election. Rajendra Prasad also won the second presidential election and held the position till May 1962. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the President on May 13, 1962, and remained in office till May 13, 1967.
Two presidents - Zakir Hussain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed - could not complete their term as they passed away. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India, took oath on 25 July 1977. Since then, on 25 July, Giani Zail Singh, R. Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma, K.R. Narayanan, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind took oath as the President on the same date.
Draupadi Murmu will be the first tribal woman president. She will wear a traditional Santali saree for the swearing-in ceremony. The saree has been brought by her sister-in-law Sukri Tudu. Sukri will attend the swearing-in ceremony along with her husband Tarinisen. Santhali sarees are worn by the women of the Santhal community on special occasions in eastern India. There are some stripes on one end of these sarees.
Sukri said, “I am bringing a traditional Santhali saree for Didi and hope she will wear it during the swearing-in ceremony. I still don't know what she will actually wear for the occasion. Rashtrapati Bhavan will decide the dress of the new President.” Santhali sarees have some stripe work at one end and women of the Santhali community wear it on special occasions.