Prior to President-elect Narenda Modi, he began his day by paying his respects to Mahatma Gandhi, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the soldiers killed in the line of duty, for the second time on Thursday evening.
Rajghat, the Mahatma Memorial, has been the first stop in the route of Modi, accompanied by senior leaders of the Janata Bharatiya Party, including Amit Shah, Jp Nadda, Goyal Piyush and Singh Giriray. Rajghat, the Mahatma Memorial, has been the first stop in the route of Modi, accompanied by senior leaders of the Janata Bharatiya Party, including Amit Shah, Jp Nadda, Goyal Piyush and Singh Giriray.Dressed in White Kurta and Churidar, he bowed down and prayed for India’s largest icon of the freedom movement with floral petals in his hands.
Modi then went to the memorial of Late Premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sadaiv Atal Samadhi. In December of last year, after he died on August 16, Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, a loto-like monument in the memory of Vajpayee, opened.
Next monument to visit was the National War Memorial near India Gate, where soldiers killed in the country’s service were dedicated, as snipers watched from their high-rising roads.There were also Chief Indian Army General Bipin Rawat, Chief Indian Marine Officer Admiral Sunil Lanba and Deputy Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Marshall Air Force RKS Bhadauria.
Modi will be sworn in during a ceremony in which 6,000 people will be invited, including foreign officials, allies and opponents.
The presidential swear ceremony of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be held at 7 p.m., with the presence of United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Sonia Gandhi, her Son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Premier Manmohan Singh, and his office oaths and secrecy will be administered by President Nath Kovind and Muhammad Sun Modi.
At the swear-In event will be attended together with the Prime Minister of Mauritius and the President of Kyrgyzstan, the Bay of Bengal initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic co-operation, or Bimstec. BIMSTEC member-states are Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.
Several friends from the U.S., Australia, Germany or UK, along with prominent opposition leaders and chief ministers from the BJP, from 15 countries from abroad have been invited.
The BJP was accused of attempting to pick up political points by inviting BJP activist family members, who were supposedly victims of violence in Western Bengal, by Mamata Banerjee who agreed to attend on Tuesday.
A high tea will follow at Thursday’s Swarming Ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, where 6,000 guests will attend and President Kovind will host a dinner for about 40 people.
On Thursdays in Delhi Indira Gandhi’s International Airport no flights may take off or land between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. A NOTAM (a notice to airmen) issued by the Airports Authority of India on Wednesday stated that Delhi airspace (300 km from Delhi) would remain closed from 16:00 to 23:00 .During the time period, non-planned flights transiting across India are not permitted to use Delhi airspace. Trade flights are not affected.
Delhi Transportation Police, meanwhile, issued a traffic advisory saying that on Thursday, several highways in New Delhi District will be closed to traffic between 16 and 21 pm.