The United State of America will soon have a new President and Vice President. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the USA, while Indian-origin politician Kamala Harris will take oath as the 49th Vice President on Wednesday. Kamala will also become the first woman Vice President of the USA.
Inauguration Day 2021 will take place as the US grapples with a disturbing period after the storming of the Capitol by supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump. Security measures have been taken by the authorities to organise a scaled-down Inauguration Day keeping in mind the violence on January 6 in which five people were killed.
Schedule and timings of the Inauguration Day 2021:
Hosted by entertainer Keke Palmer, people in India can watch the ceremony on January 20 at 10pm IST (11:30 am ET). It will start with the national anthem. First lady of the USA, Dr Jill Biden, will speak to the people in the first-ever curated live stream of the inauguration ceremony.
Before noon, Harris is expected to be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Immediately afterward, Biden will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts.
After the swearing-in, Biden and Harris will complete the transitional ‘Pass in Review’ inspection of troops in order to signify the peaceful transfer of power.
Where to watch the Inauguration Day 2021:
Viewers can watch the Presidential Inauguration on all major US TV networks. Some of these include CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and NBC.
The livestream can also be watched at platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and AT&T DIRECTV (Channel 201). It will also be available on the social media channels of Biden Inaugural Committee or at bideninaugural.org/watch/.