President-elect Pranab Mukherjee will assume office of the President of India at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday (July 25) in the Central hall of Parliament and he will be sworn in by Chief Justice of India Justice S.H. Kapadia.

Prior to that, incumbent President Pratibha Patil and Mr. Mukherjee will arrive at the central hall in a ceremonial procession. After he is sworn in and signs the register, Ms. Patil will change seats with Mr. Mukherjee amid a 21-gun salute outside Parliament. Then Mr. Mukherjee will address the nation. After that he will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to him in the forecourt and courtesies extended to Ms. Patil.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission, through special messengers, sent the “certification of election” of Mr. Mukherjee to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Monday.

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