Joe Biden Inauguration Day 2021: Joe Biden, who won the US presidential election with an overwhelming majority, is scheduled to be sworn in today, January 20. He will be the 46th President of the US. Indian-origin Kamala Harris will take the oath of office with him. She will be the first female Vice President in the democratic history of America. Former US President Donald Trump will not attend the ceremony.
The oath-taking program will begin at around 11 am local time. US Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the presidential oath to Biden in the West Front of the US Parliament House at 12 noon local time (10.30 PM Indian time). Biden will be the oldest president in US history. He also became the Vice President of the US in 2013. Justice Sonia Sotomayer of the Supreme Court will be administered oath to Harris. The inauguration address of the newly elected president will take place after Biden and Harris are sworn in.
COVID fired scissors on the program
This time due to the COVID 19 epidemic, the celebrations of the US President have been cut in the usual celebrations. About 200 people will be seated in the swearing-in ceremony. Earlier, 2 lakh tickets were given in the oath-taking ceremony of the President. But this time, looking at COVID-19, only 1 thousand tickets have been arranged. Popstar Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at the ceremony, while singer and actress Jennifer Lopez will perform the musical performance. This time the common people will not attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Biden has been a senator 6 times
Born in Pennsylvania in 1942, Joe Robinette Biden Jr. studied at the University of Delaware and later received a law degree in 1968. Biden was first elected senator in Delaware in 1972 and held this position six times. Biden, who became a senator at the age of 29, is by far the youngest to become a senator.
Strict security arrangements
Security arrangements have been tightened at Biden’s swearing-in ceremony in the wake of the violence in Capitol Hill on 6 January by Donald Trump supporters. Around 25 thousand soldiers of the National Guards have been deployed. The White House has been fortified in terms of security. Three layers are being built to protect the White House.
The US Parliament House, Capitol Hill and its surrounding areas, Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House have been removed from the reach of the general public. An 8-foot-high iron barricade has been installed outside the White House. The entire Washington city is on high alert.
US security agencies are on high alert in view of the violence on 6 January. The FBI has warned that Trump supporters may once again create a ruckus at Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on January 20. Emergency has been imposed in the capital Washington until January 24, in anticipation of violence at Biden’s swearing-in ceremony.
How can see
The US President’s swearing-in ceremony will be broadcast live on all major US networks including ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS. It can also be seen live on https://bideninaugural.org/watch/ and Amazon Prime. Washington time is 10 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India’s standard time.