New Delhi: Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind is set to address the nation today on Sunday, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. His address will be broadcast from 7 pm on the entire network of All India Radio and telecast on all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi, followed by the English version, the Rashtrapati Bhavan statement further said.
Notably, Droupadi Murmu was elected to be the next President of India on Thursday, after she comprehensively defeated the joint opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha.
Murmu, 64, won by a thumping margin, garnering over 64 per cent valid votes. She will succeed Ram Nath Kovind to become the country’s 15th president.
Murmu will be the first person from a tribal background to take the office. Murmu is likely to take oath on July 25 with incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure ending on July 24.
Murmu, a 64-year-old, also becomes just the second woman to take over the role.