Pics: Politicos, celebs who are attending Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

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New Delhi, May 26: This is going to be one of the biggest function ever held in Rashtrapati Bhavan ever since India gained freedom.

Rashtrapati Bhawan has earlier held ceremonies attended by just 1,400-1,500 guests.

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as the 15th Prime Minister of India will see eight heads of government or their delegations in attendance as three bands provide the musical accompaniment.

  • President Hamid Karzai (Afghanistan)
  • President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom (Maldives)
  • President Mahinda Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka)
  • Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay (Bhutan)
  • Prime Minister Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam (Mauritius)
  • Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (Nepal)
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Pakistan)
  • Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury (Bangladesh)

There are over 4000 guests invited for the grand swearing-in, from various countries across the globe. However, the focus on Monday's ceremony will be the 8 delegations from India's immediate neighbors and SAARC countries.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at AFS Palam to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, in New Delhi on Monday.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at AFS Palam

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at AFS Palam to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, in New Delhi on Monday.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at AFS Palam

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at AFS Palam to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at AFS Palam

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at AFS Palam to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives at AFS Palam

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives at AFS Palam to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives at AFS Palam

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives at AFS Palam to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday.

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen waves upon his arrival

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen waves upon his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Monday.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is greeted

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is greeted on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Monday.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is received on his arrival

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is received on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Monday.

Among others, dignitaries from Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Kenya, Taiwan, Guyana, Denmark Israel, Australia, and Hong Kong, will attend the grand show.

Anil Ambani, Sunil Mittal, Prashant Ruia, Gautam Adani, Pawan Munjal and AM Naik are also among the VIPs attending the grand celebrations.

Modi's swearing-in ceremony will be an open air event at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. A stage has been set up at the base of the steps, with hundreds of chairs placed in a semi-circle facing it for the ceremony, which will be televised live.

In view of security considerations, no bags and telephones are being allowed.

Barring the VVIPs, who will be allowed to come in their cars, the other guests will have to avail the 'pick and drop' facility. Around 12 horse-drawn buggies will be provided to ferry the attendees. Guests are to be seated in their chairs by 5 p.m., after which the routes would be closed.

The ceremony which will begin at 6 pm is expected to last approximately one hour and 10 minutes.

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