Ram Nath Kovind’s transition into the cyber world as the President was swift, smooth and seamless. “Honoured to be sworn in as the 14th President of India; would be carrying out my responsibilities with all humility #PresidentKovind.” came the tweet from the Twitter handle of Kovind @rashtrapatibhvn even as he was completing the mandatory constitutional oath of office in the Central Hall of Parliament.
And then followed a series of tweets from his speech after the oath of office was administered by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar. Within hours, Kovind had 3.27 million followers though he was “following” only his immediate predecessor Pranab Mukherjee @POI13.
Not to be left behind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is active on Twitter, posted: “Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji on taking oath as the President of India. @RashtrapatiBhvn.” “Very inspiring address by President Ram Nath Kovind Ji, which beautifully summed up the essence of India’s strengths, democracy & diversity,” he said in another tweet.
The Twitter handle also posted images of the swearing in ceremony as well the outgoing President, Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind arriving at the Parliament for the swearing in. The common hashtag #PresidentKovind, was on top of India trends on Twitter at the time of writing this report.