Joe Biden will take oath as the 46th President of the United States of America at a scaled-back ceremony in Washington tonight that has been largely stripped of its usual pomp due both to the Coronavirus as well as security concerns. After taking oath, 78 year old Biden will become the oldest US President in history.
His deputy Kamala Harris will be sworn in as 49th Vice-President of the country. The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, she will make history as America’s first woman and first person with South Asian roots to take the office of the Vice President.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take the oath on the West front of the US Capitol building at 10 PM (Indian Standard Time) tonight.
Meanwhile, in his farewell address former President Donald Trump extended his wishes to the Biden Administration. Mr Trump along with Melania Trump left White House for Florida ahead of the oath taking ceremony, handing over the charge to Joe Biden administration.