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Presidential Elections in India 2012 : Pranab Mukherjee Oath Ceremony

Presidential Elections in India 2012 : Pranab Mukherjee Oath Ceremony on 25.07.2012
Jul 25, 2012 13:50 IST


    12:20 PM Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

    12:15 PM Pranab Mukherjee arrives at the President's study room.

    12:14 PM Pranab Mukherjee takes the guard of honour as the President.

    12:04 PM President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    11:49 AM After the ceremony, Mukherjee and Patil were escorted out of the Central Hall amid the roll of drums and blowing of trumpets.

    11:47 AM Officially, the swearing-in ceremony for India's 13th President is over.

    11:46 AM After President Pranab Mukherjee's acceptance speech, Vice-President Hamid Ansari gives a short speech.

    11:44 AM "Education can bring next golden age for India."
    - President Pranab Mukherjee

    11:41 AM All for knowledge, knowledge for all, says the new President.

    11:38 AM "I will stay impartial as President."- Pranab Mukherjee

    11:37 AM I will strive to defend the Constitution, Pranab says in his acceptance speech.

    11:34 AM "Poorest must feel part of rising India."- Pranab Mukherjee after taking oath

    11:31 AM President Pranab Mukherjee begins his acceptance speech.

    11:30 AM Pranab Mukherjee is sworn in as the country's 13th President. Officially, he is the new President of India.

    11:29 AM Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia administers the oath to Mukherjee in the presence of Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers, governors, chief ministers and a host of dignitaries.

    11:26 AM Pranab Mukherje reaches the Central Hall of Parliament.

    11:20 AM Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil arrive in the Central Hall of Parliament.

    11:10 AM Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee take guard of honour.

    11:05 AM President Pratibha Patil and President-elect Pranab Mukherjee leave for Parliament

    10:39 AM Talking about Pranab's attire, Goha said, "Mukherjee wore a new type of dress. He was wearing choga and achkan".

    10:32 AM President-elect Pranab Mukherjee reaches Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    10:31 AM "The President-elect was very happy, calm and quiet as he left for the oath taking ceremony. He is going to take up a new assignment" - Mukherjee's key aide Pradyut Guha

    10:31 AM Dressed in a black sherwani with white churidar, Mukherjee also paid homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri.

    10:23 AM Non-smokers' club
    Till his 50s, Mukherjee loved to smoke his pipe. He got along with some MPs to form a 'smokers' club' in Parliament. This was long before the anti-tobacco campaign caught on and smoking was banned in most parts of Parliament.

    10:22 AM PRANABSHASTRA
    Some snippets from life of Pranab Mukherjee: Right till his last day in the finance ministry, the minister worked on the most important files late into the night. Well after most of his officers and personal staff went home, Mukherjee worked on key files till 1am.

    10:09 AM: Pranab to take oath as India's 13th President

    10:03 AM Pranab Mukherjee has reached Shanti Van, the memorial of India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru.

    09:51 AM Pranab Mukherjee visits Rajghat, other memorials before taking oath.

    09:49 AM From Rajghat, Pranab went to Veer Bhoomi where he paid respect to Rajiv Gandhi.

    09:46 AM The swearing-in function will begin with the arrival of President Pratibha Patil and President-elect Mukherjee in a ceremonial procession from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the Parliament Building. They will be received by Kapadia, Ansari and Kumar and escorted to the Central Hall.

    09:42 AM Pranab Mukherjee is travelling in Merceded Benz S600.

    09:39 AM Pranab Mukherjee was accompanied to Rajghat by Union urban development minister Kamal Nath.

    09:32 AM Pranab Mukherjee President-elect Pranab Mukherjee has reached Rajghat

    09:22 AM President-elect Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Rajghat

    09:22 AM Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia will administer the oath to Mukherjee at 11:30am in the presence of Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers, governors, chief ministers and a host of dignitaries.

    09:21 AM Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn in as the country's 13th President today at a special ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.

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