Thousands of people, including students and some disabled people, called at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday to greet President APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué said elderly people and representatives of social organisations also reached the presidential palace for the purpose.
"The president went around and personally exchanged greetings with the visitors," the release said.
In his message on the occasion of Eid, the president said: "Eid-ul-Fitr brings joy and happiness to the people on the culmination of the month of holy Ramadan, a period of fasting, prayer and charity."
Extending his best wishes to all Indians in the country and abroad, Kalam said: "May this year's Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations strengthen mutual goodwill and inspire each one of us to follow the path of love and compassion."
Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on Tuesday in the national capital.