Droupadi Murmu Oath Ceremony: Why President's Oath is taken on July 25, know the reason

Publish Date: 26 Jul, 2022 |

The newly elected President Draupadi Murmu took oath today for the country's highest constitutional post. The swearing-in ceremony took place this morning in the Central Hall of Parliament where Chief Justice N.V. Raman administered the oath of office to him. At the same time, after this she will be given a 21-gun salute. 

The day of 25 July is considered very important for India. Every five years, on 25 July, India has been getting a new President. Talking about history, on July 25, many celebrities took the oath of office. In such a situation, in the history of India, July 25 is also known for the Presidential Oath Ceremony. Why is the swearing-in of the President only on July 25?

Why oath only on 25th July?

No date is fixed for the swearing-in of the President, yet since 1977 it has been observed that every President elected under the prescribed procedure has taken oath only on 25 July. There is a myth that before 1977 most of the Presidents who took oath except on July 25 could not serve their term. In view of this, on July 25, the President started taking oaths.

Most of the Presidents in India have taken oath on 25 July only. The only exception in this case is the first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad, followed by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Zakir Hussain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. Rajendra Prasad took oath on 26 January 1950. India became a republic on this day.

Presidents who took oath on 25th July

Draupadi Murmu - 25 July 2022, Ramnath Kovind- 25 July 2017 to 25 July 2022, Pranab Mukherjee - 25 July 2012 to 25 July 2017, Pratibha Patil - 25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012, APJ Abdul Kalam - 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007, KR Narayanan - 25 July 1997 to 25 July 2002, Shankar Dayal Sharma - 25 July 1992 to 25 July 1997, R Venkataraman - 25 July 1987 to 25 July 1992, Giani Zail Singh - 25 July 1982 to 25 July 1987, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy - 25 July 1977 to 25 July 1982


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