Narendra Modi hosts farewell dinner for Pranab Mukherjee, presents president with memento

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

Pranab Mukherjee with Narendra Modi_Twitter@PIB_India

Pranab Mukherjee with Narendra Modi. Image courtesy: Twitter@PIB_India

"In keeping with tradition, Prime Minister 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.


Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 22:43 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'