Record 8,000 guests to attend swearing-in ceremony


A highest ever 8,000 guests, including VVIPs, will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and his council of ministers May 30.

The swearing-in ceremony will be of about 90 minutes and after that a dinner will be served to around 40 dignitaries, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the prime minister, besides leaders of all BIMSTEC countries, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson Ashok Malik said.

“This is for the first time that 8,000 guests will be attending the swearing-in ceremony that will be held from 7 pm to 8.30 pm on Thursday,” Mailk said. He said it will be the biggest event held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. About 4,500-5,000 guests have attended such ceremonies earlier.

Leaders of all BIMSTEC countries have confirmed their participation in the prime minister’s swearing-in ceremony.