26 May, 2014 will go down in the annals of history as an important day for India and for varied reasons. On one hand, we have the 15th Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi taking his oath today before assuming office, and on the other hand, we have the ushering of a new hope for new, progressive India that is expected to make quantum leaps in growth and development under the able administration of Modi.
As VVIP, VIPs, foreign delegates and a large congregation of other dignitaries gather at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to witness the historic event and see India embark on a new journey, here’s presenting you five ways in which Narendra Modi’s swearing-in is unlike anything you have seen before. Check out its USPs:
1. Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony will be one of the biggest events hosted by Rashtrapati Bhavan ever with over 4,000 guests likely to attend the function.
2. Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony is likely to be the most widely watched broadcast events, with the ceremony beamed live across the country and to all SAARC countries through the Doordarshan network.
3. For the first time ever, SAARC leaders, diplomats, governors and chief ministers will attend the a ceremony in such huge numbers. Other invitees include constitutional authorities like Chief Justice of India, Padma awardees, all 777 members of Parliament besides members of the outgoing UPA-2 Cabinet and invitees on behalf of the BJP.
4. Twelve buggies or golf carts will be pressed into service to ferry people who cannot walk to the forecourt.
5. For the first time, the event will have live band playing patriotic songs and Hindi film ditties.
AW: Suchorita Choudhury