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India gets its first madam President

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on July 25, 2007

Posted online: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 1331 hours IST
Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 1425 hours IST

Pratibha Patil New Delhi, July 25: Pratibha Patil was on Wednesday sworn in as the country’s first woman President.


She was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan at a function in the Central Hall of Parliament House here. The function was attended by a host of VVIPs, including outgoing President A P J Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, opposition leaders, governors, chief ministers and members of the diplomatic corps.

A 21-gun salute was accorded to Patil after she was sworn-in as the country’s 13th President.

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(Source: The Indian Express)

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