Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as India's 14th President, today at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and Kovind will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession, where Kovind will be administered oath by Chief Jusitce of India J. S. Khehar.
He will then exchange seats with Mukherjee. 21-gun salute will be given in his honour. The new president will then deliver his address.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and military officers will be among those present.
After the ceremony ends, Ram nath kovind will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to him in its forecourt. Mr Mukherjee will leave for his new address - 10 Rajaji Marg.
Earlier in the day, Mr Kovind will visit Rajghat to pay his respect to Mahatma Gandhi before heading to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Both will then proceed to Parliament.
Students, teachers and staff of the college where Ram Nath Kovind studied up to intermediate level are planning hearty celebrations when he will swear-in as the 14th President of India.
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