• Short Summary

    INDIA'S NEW PRESIDENT, MR VENTAGIRI, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN NEW DELHI.

  • Description

    INDIA'S NEW PRESIDENT, MR VENTAGIRI, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN NEW DELHI. DESPITE EARLY-MORNING DRIZZLE, THOUSANDS GATHERED TO CHEER AS HE DROVE IN STATE FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN AN OPEN CARRIAGE DRAWN BY EIGHT HORSES.

    WITH MR GIRI IN THE STATE CARRIAGE WAS ACTING PRESIDENT HIDAYAI ULLAH, WHO LATER CEREMONIOUSLY EXCHANGED SEATS WITH THE NEW PRESIDENT. THEY WERE ESCORTED BY LANCERS ON HORSEBACK, AND 2,000 MEN OF THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE LINED THE ROUTE. A 31-GUN SALUTE ECHOED ACROSS THE CAPITAL TO PROCLAIM THAT THE NEW PRESIDENT HAD TAKEN OFFICE.

    AMONG THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AT THE CEREMONY WAS PRIME MINISTER MRS INDIRA GANDHI, FOR WHO, THE ELECTION OF MR GIRI IS A PERSONAL SUCCESS. SHE SUPPORTED HIM AS A INDEPENDENT AGAINST THE OFFICIAL CONGRESS PARTY CANDIDATE, MR SANJIVA REDDY. THE ELECTION WAS HELD ON 16 AUGUST AND THE RESULT DECLARED ON WEDNESDAY (20 AUGUST.)
    MR GIRI WAS APPLAUDED LOUDLY AS HE MADE HIS FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADO4QW4YV0VACUSZ1Z4XG3WGVU
    Media URN:
    VLVADO4QW4YV0VACUSZ1Z4XG3WGVU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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