New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS): Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday took oath as 14th Vice President of India. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dhankhar at a swearing-in ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.
Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Dhankhar and said “Attended the oath-taking ceremony of Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji. I congratulate him on becoming India’s Vice President and wish him the very best for a fruitful tenure.”
A renowned lawyer and former West Bengal Governor, Dhankhar took over as the 14th Vice-President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Prior to oath taking, Dhankhar visited Rajghat in the morning and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.
“Felt blessed, inspired and motivated to be ever in service of Bharat in serene sublimity of Raj Ghat while paying respects to Pujya Bapu,” he tweeted.