Welcome, Madam President: Front row experience of swearing-in ceremony

Monday, 1 August 2022

What's happening in India and around the world, happens on Twitter. As President Droupadi Murmu took over official responsibilities from former President Ram Nath Kovind on July 25, 2022, Twitter enabled a front row seat for Indians to tune in to the oath taking ceremony and be a part of this historic moment for the nation. 

Minutes after taking office, President Droupadi Murmu shared her first Tweet as the 15th President of India.

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Event Page for the oath taking ceremony

We introduced dedicated Event pages in Hindi, English, and Tamil, to help people stay involved, engaged, and informed as they witnessed this turn in history.

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Curated Moments with Push notifications to Indian citizens

@MomentsIndia curated special Moments in English, Hindi and Tamil languages for the Indian citizens on Twitter to know more about their new President Droupadi Murmu. From being Jharkhand’s first woman governor to the first tribal representative to become president of India, the moments spotlight President Murmu’s public life for the citizens. 

Moments showcase the best of Twitter through curated collections of Tweets. They are customized to show people news and events that are popular and relevant, so they can discover what is unfolding on Twitter in an instant.

We also enabled push notifications for all citizens, to remind and encourage them to tune into the oath-taking ceremony.

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Following the new President

To encourage engagement with the new President, we are recommending citizens to follow the President’s account @rashtrapatibhvn by surfacing it in the ‘Who to follow’ section beside their timelines. 

Here’s how you can follow President Droupadi Murmu via her official account @rashtrapatibhvn:

  • Log into your Twitter account
  • Go to the search bar on the top right corner
  • Search for ‘@rashtrapatibhvn
  • Click on follow
  • You will now receive all updates/Tweets from this account on your timeline

Here’s how you can turn on notifications to stay updated on Tweets and live video broadcasts from @rashtrapatibhvn:

  • From the @rashtrapatibhvn account profile, tap the bell notification icon
  • Choose between two notification types: All Tweets or Only Tweets with live video
  • Tap your selection

While the official account passes on to the new president, former President Kovind has a new account - @RamNathKovind. People can also follow India’s Presidential history on Twitter with @RBArchive, which is managed by the President's Secretariat. 


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