Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the country’s 13th President in the central hall of the Parliament today. Ahead of the swearing-in Pranab along with outgoing President Pratibha Devisingh Patil greeted the Members of the Parliament present, following which the national anthem was played. A formal change of guard ahead of the swearing-in was witnessed as customary. Among those present at the swearing-in ceremony were Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers, Governors, and Chief Ministers.
Keywords: Pranab Mukherjee, President, Swearing-in, Parliament, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Change of Guard