Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday took oath as the 14th President of India at the Central Hall of Parliament House at 12:15 pm. Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar administered his oath of the highest office.
Here are the top 10 quotes of President Ram Nath Kovind:
1. I am accepting this position with all humility and I am grateful for this responsibility.
2. I come from a very simple background and the journey has been long.
3. I will stand by and represent all 125 crore fellow Indians.
4. I am thankful to you all for giving me the responsibility to be the President of India.
5. I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr. Radhakrishnan, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab Da.
6. Former Presidents, from Rajendra Prasad to Pranab Mukherjee, all have been great leaders. I hope to live up to that greatness.
7. We have achieved a lot as a nation, we should strive for more.
8. Honoured to be sworn in as the 14th President of India; would be carrying out my responsibilities with all humility.
9. Each person is contributing to nation building.
10. We all are one and remain united.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CJI JS Khehar, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, cabinet ministers, members of Parliament and all chiefs of Indian army forces were present during Kovind's swearing-in ceremony.