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  • Droupadi Murmu takes oath as President
  • Chief Justice NV Ramana administers oath
  • Murmu is India's 15th President

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WATCH: Droupadi Murmu takes oath as India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu creates history as she takes oath as the first President of India from the tribal community.

Droupadi Murmu on Monday took oath as the 15th President of India.

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administered her oath at a ceremony held at Parliament's Central Hall in the presence of former president Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi amongst others.

Droupadi Murmu created history as she took oath as the first President of India from the tribal community. She is the first President to be born after independence and is the youngest to occupy the top post. She is also the second woman to become the President.

Before taking the oath, Murmu visited the Rashtrapati Bhavan, her home and office for the next five years, where she was welcomed by outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind.

President Kovind then escorted her to the Presidential study for a brief meeting.

Murmu also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, at Raj Ghat on Monday morning

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