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Venkaiah Naidu takes oath as 13th Vice-President of India

Former NDA Minister Venkaiah Naidu is sworn-in as the 13th Vice-President of India at a ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi today.

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Former Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu was on Friday sworn in as the 13th Vice-President of India at a ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

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The oath was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

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The event was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other leaders. Seen here are family members Naidu. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

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Welcoming Naidu to the Chair of the Upper House, PM Modi said that he is the first Vice-President of the country to be born in Independent India. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

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PM Modi also commented that it is for the first time that the top offices in India had people from humble backgrounds at the helm. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

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Congratulating Naidu, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, addressed the Vice-President saying that his ascension in ranks within the party, given his humble background, was commendable. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)