Jo Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the US on Wednesday and Kamala Harris as the first female Vice President. On this occasion, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi congratulated him by tweeting three consecutive times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in his tweet that best wishes to Joe Biden on taking over as President of the United States, I look forward to working with him to strengthen Indo-US relations.
Greeting Prime Minister Modi for the term of the new President of America, he said that we stand together to face common challenges. I am committed to working with President Joe Biden to take India-US relations to a new height.
There was strict security
On the other hand, strict security arrangements were made for the swearing-in ceremony. Thousands of security personnel were deployed around the Capitol Building (Parliament House) to stop supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Democratic leader Biden (78) was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice John Roberts at the 'West Front' of the Capitol Building. This time fewer people were invited to the ceremony and more than 25,000 National Guard personnel were deployed in security.
Trump did not attend the ceremony
Donald Trump did not attend Biden's swearing-in ceremony and departed from the White House as president for the last time, flying by plane to his permanent residence in Florida, Mar-a-Lago Estate. However, outgoing Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony.
127-year-old Bible sworn oath
The oldest president in US history, Biden took the oath of office and secrecy by laying his hand on his family's 127-year-old Bible. He was sworn in as the Vice President by placing his hands on this Bible. Before Biden was sworn in, Kamala Harris of Indian origin was sworn in as America's first female Vice President during the historic swearing-in ceremony. Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States.
Harris created history: becoming the first female Vice President
Harris (56), the daughter of an Indian diaspora resident of Chennai, has made history by becoming the first woman Vice President of America. She is also the first black and the first Asian American to reach this position. Her husband, 56-year-old Douglas Imhof, has also become America's first 'Second Gentleman', the first male spouse of the US Vice President.
Harris was sworn in by Supreme Court Judge Justice Sonia Sotomayer. Former presidents-Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also attended the ceremony. Former First Lady — Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton — were also present.