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Democratic leader Joe Biden sworn in as America’s 46th president

Democratic leader Joe Biden on Wednesday took oath as the 46th president of the US and Kamala Devi Harris as the country’s first female vice president. Tight security arrangements have been made for the swearing-in ceremony. Thousands of security personnel have been deployed around the Capitol Building (Parliament House) to stop supporters of former President Donald Trump. Two weeks ago Trump’s supporters created a violent outbreak in the Capitol Building.

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 swearing-in ceremony and more than 25,000 personnel of the National Guard were deployed in security.

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. Although outgoing Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony.

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 Devi Harris of Indian origin was sworn in as the first female Vice President of the US during the historic swearing-in ceremony. Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States.

Harris (56), the daughter of a migrant Indian mother who hails from Chennai in India, has made history by becoming the first female Vice President of the US. She is also the first black and the first Asian American to reach this position.

Her husband, 56-year-old Douglas Amhoff, 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. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by around 1,000 people, including the Supreme Court judge, members of Parliament. Due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, fewer people were invited this time.

Biden enters the White House with new challenges facing the country. The Kovid-19 pandemic has killed more than 4,00,000 people in the country and people are facing economic difficulties. The new president will also face the challenge of reviving the economy of the country affected by the epidemic.

The ceremony started at eleven o’clock in the day (local time). Lady Gaga sang the national anthem. Actor-singer Jennifer Lopez also performed. Recently, the area around the Capitol Building was completely converted into a fort due to the rise of Trump supporters. Barricades were also installed on the roads. Security agencies are also keeping vigil in the states.

Also Read: Kamala Harris: First Indian, Black and African American VP to be an example at every stage

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