Ram Nath Kovind, administered oath by Chief Justice JS Khehar, is now the 14th President of India. He has replaced outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee.
Kovind, former Governor of Bihar and nominated by the BJP-led NDA, won the presidential election last week receiving over 7 lakh votes in the Electoral College and defeating Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
Kovind, who practiced at both the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years, is India’s second Dalit president after KR Narayanan. The 71-year-old has also been a Rajya Sabha MP.
“I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr. Radhakrishnan, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab da,”said President Kovind.
Meanwhile, Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Twitter account has also been changed now.