A New Era Started In America With Joe Biden And Kamala Harris
Joe Biden became the 46th president of the US, vowing a "new day" for the country after 4-years of tumult under Donald Trump who is an extraordinary final act snubbed the inauguration.
Indian origin, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 49th Vice President, the first woman to hold the seat. The ceremony took place amid heightened security.
Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to 78-year-old Biden just after the clock struck 12 (local time) at the West Front of the Capitol - the traditional location for presidential inaugural ceremonies.
The historic inauguration was held under an unprecedented security. Biden took oath on his 127-year-old family Bible, which will be held by his wife, Jill Biden.
The historic speech, with the theme of unity and healing, has been prepared by his Indian-American speech writer Vinay Reddy. Harris sworn in as Vice President of the US by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is the first Latina member of the Supreme Court. Kamala Harris makes history as the first female, first black and first Indian American vice president of the US.
In her first tweet as Vice President from her official Twitter handle said: "Ready to serve." Harris, the daughter of an Indian immigrant from Chennai, scripted history by becoming the first-ever woman Vice President of the United States.