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Pranab to be sworn-in as President on July 25

July 22, 2012 21:54 IST

Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn in as the 13th President of the country on July 25.

Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia will administer the oath to Mukherjee at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament House at 1100 hrs on Wednesday.

Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, Mukherjee will go to Rashtrapati Bhawan where he will be received at the forecourts by outgoing President Pratibha Patil.

Mukherjee will then escort Patil to her temporary accommodation in Tughlak Lane where she will stay till her post-retirement home in Pune is ready.

Patil will deliver a farewell speech in the Central Hall on Monday evening.

Returning Officer to the Presidential election and Rajya Sabha Secretary General V K Agnihotri will send a copy of the result and the victory certificate to the Law Ministry to enable the government initiate the process of installing the new President.

A similar copy will be sent to the Election Commission.

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