In a historic inauguration ceremony, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris swore in as the President and Vice-President of the USA respectively.
Yesterday 20th January, 2021 marked an important date in history as the swearing-in ceremony of Joe Biden as the 46th President and Kamala Harris as the Vice-President of the United States of America. Harris became became the first woman in the history of the USA to become the Vice-President. Also, Harris being a woman of colour only made the moment more dignified. After a riot, amidst a pandemic in the absence of the outgoing President Donald Trump, this ceremony was unlike any other. Just two weeks ago the same Capitol Hill that was witnessing riots and violence, yesterday witnessed the undertaking of oath by Biden and Harris.
In his speech, Joe Biden vowed to defeat domestic terrorism and political extremism. He expressed his hope for unity and peace. In his address to America, he pledged to become a president for all Americans. Kamala Harris undertook the oath by placing her hand on two Bibles as her husband, now the second first gentleman of USA stood by her. The ceremony saw several performances by some of the most famous celebrities in the country. Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem and Jennifer Lopez sang a medley of multiple songs. Later, Bruce Springsteen also delivered a performance.
However, the coolest moment was the one when two incredibly important women of colour, Michelle Obama and Kamala Harris fist-bumped each other.
Not only America but the entire globe had themselves glued to the screen to witness the inauguration ceremony. People across the globe took to social media to express their reactions to the ceremony and hope for the future.
Here are some of the reactions:
Congratulations to the new President and Vice-President!