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Significance of July 25 for Rashtrapati Bhavan, 10 Presidents share the common date

Droupadi Murmu took oath to become the 15th President of the country. Though there are no written rules behind the swearing-in of Presidents but since 1977, all the Presidents have taken oath on July 25.

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New Delhi: With Droupadi Murmu taking oath as India’s first tribal President, July 25 will go down in the annals of history as yet another historic date. However, this is not the only reason for July 25 being the historic day for Presidents of India. At least, 9 previous Presidents of the country share this common day with incumbent Droupadi Murmu, as all of them took oath of office on the same date.

NDA’s Droupadi Murmu who won the Presidential elections with 64% of votes, defeating Opposition’s Yashwant Sinha and was administered the oath of office today by CJI NV Ramana in the Central Hall of Parliament. She was also given a 21-gun salute.

Ahead of the swearing-in, she visited the Rajghat and paid respects to the Father of Nation.

Why July 25 will remain a historic date

Droupadi Murmu took oath to become the 15th President of the country. Though there are no written rules behind the swearing-in of Presidents but since 1977, all the Presidents have taken oath on July 25.

Murmu’s swearing-in makes her the 10th consecutive President to take oath on July 25.

Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India’s 14th President on July 25, 2017.

In 1977, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy took oath on July 25.

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth president of India, took oath on July 25, 1977. Since then, successive Presidents including Giani Zail Singh, R Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma, KR Narayanan, APJ Abdul Kalam, Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind have taken oath of office on July 25.

Presidents who took oath on dates, other than July 25

India’s first President Rajendra Prasad took oath on January 26, 1950 – the day India’s Constitution came into force.

On May 13, 1962, he was succeeded by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. 2 presidents after him – Zakir Husain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed could not end their tenures.

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