Pranab Mukherjee took the oath as the 13th President of India, today on 25th July 2012, Wednesday.
CJI Kapadia, a chief justice of India governed the oath to Pranab Mukherjee at the special ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11:30 AM in Central Hall of Parliament.
Pranab Mukherjee, in a black Sherwani paid his honor to Lal Bahadur Shastri.
He exchanged the chair with the ex-president Pratibha Patil, the first woman Head of State of India after taking the oath.
A 21 gun salute was given for the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Pranab Mukherjee expressed that he was genuinely motivated by the honor at the gathering in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Pranab Mukherjee affirmed that “I will protect and defend our Constitution not just in letter but also in spirit” and “I will stay impartial as President”