As Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for the third time in a row, 50 special guests - school teachers, doctors, exam toppers, auto drivers, caretakers and sanitation workers - dubbed as "Delhi ke Nirmata (makers of Delhi)" were seen sharing stage with him.
"It gives me immense happiness to introduce the chief guests for the event. Delhi ke nirmata (makers of Delhi) are here," he said.
"Who runs Delhi? It's not Kejriwal who runs Delhi. It's not any political leader who runs Delhi. It's not a political party... Delhi is run by its teachers, doctors, auto drivers, bus drivers, and the factory owners who give people employment," he said.
The AAP had tweeted about these special invitees - international tennis player Sumit Nagal, auto driver Laxman Chaudhry, government school teacher Manu Gulati - among others ahead of the swearing-in.
Sumit Nagal is an international Tennis Player, Sumit is a class 12th student and he has studied in a Delhi Govt School.— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 15, 2020
Sumit will be the guest for @ArvindKejriwal's swearing in ceremony.#DilliKeNirmatapic.twitter.com/gLQZjNKSav
Laxman Chaudhry is an auto driver by profession. He actively participates in social work as well. He also ensures women safety in his auto.— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 15, 2020
Laxman will be the guest for @ArvindKejriwal swearing in ceremony tomorrow..#DilliKeNirmatapic.twitter.com/sKAZvd1BGB
Manu Gulati is a teacher, and has contributed in making Delhi better. She is one of the many architects of Delhi Governance Model.— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 15, 2020
She will be the guest for the oath taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal#DilliKeNirmatapic.twitter.com/1T4YsvpYYc
Mr Kejriwal introduced some of them at today's event. "Meet Dalbir Singh, he was a teacher... now he is retired and has become a farmer to feed the national capital," he said. He also spoke about a bus marshal, Arun Kumar, who had rescued a six-year-old kidnapped by some men and Nidhi Gupta, a metro driver.
"If the city progresses, it is because of these people," he said.
Arvind Kejriwal took oath Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive term at capital's iconic Ramlila Maidan this afternoon after his AAP won 62 of 70 assembly seats on Tuesday. No opposition leaders were invited to the event, attended by thousands of people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was invited at swearing-in, gave the event a miss due to visit to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency. Six ministers, including top AAP leader Manish Sisodia, also took oath today at the mega ceremony.