New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind who took office as the 14th President of India on July 25, 2017, today handed over the office charges to Droupadi Murmu, as she assumed the office of the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
July 25th, a day of pride, hope and joy as Droupadi Murmu, from the tribal community, for the first time in the history of India has taken oath as the President of India.
This date is historically significant, as almost all Indian Presidents took oath on July 25. Although, this date is not officially mentioned anywhere.
However, there were four Presidents who are exceptions include- Rajendra Prasad, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Zakir Husain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
With this, Murmu, became the first tribal woman and also the youngest person to hold India’s highest constitutional office.
As she assumed the office today, from now she will be surrounded by the legacy and regal pomp that comes with her new address, including the company of the President’s Bodyguard.
An emotional farewell of Former President Ram Nath Kovind
President Murmu after assuming the office, inspected a tri-services guard of honour at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The outgoing President, was seen quite emotional while leaving the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Before leaving, he was seen greeting everyone who was present at the occasion and also with who he had worked with.
With all the nostalgic moments, he was seen talking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and several other dignitaries who were present there.
He was accompanied by President Droupadi Murmu, during his formal farewell from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
There was a point where Kovind seemed to be teary eyed as he headed towards his car.
He was escorted by the President’s bodyguard, a traditional farewell to former President.
Former President Kovind’s five-year term ended on Sunday (July 24). He had left from Rashtrapati Bhavan and shifted at his new residence on Janpath Road.
In June, Ram Nath Kovind was allotted 12 Janpath as his retirement home.
Earlier, the bungalow was occupied by the family of late union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.