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Modi hosts dinner for outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee, presents memento

Pranab Mukherjee hands over the presidency to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind who won the presidential election by a wide margin against the opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2017 00:37 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents a memento to President Pranab Mukherjee at the farewell hosted by him at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on July 22, 2017. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and presented him a memento on the occasion.

“In keeping with tradition, PM Narendra Modi presents a memento to President on the occasion of farewell hosted by him for the President,” a Press Information Bureau tweet said.

The dinner was attended by President-elect Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, senior ministers and various opposition leaders.

Mukherjee will be given a farewell by MPs on Sunday in the Central Hall of Parliament.

Also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, he was given a farewell by the Chiefs of Staff Committee on Friday.

In a simple function held at the Manekshaw Centre, the President interacted with senior military officers and in his farewell address, extended his best wishes to all members of the armed forces and their families. He also paid tributes to the martyrs and their families for their sacrifices for the nation.

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 23:28 IST