Pranab Mukherjee bids adieu to Parliament, highlights: President given emotional farewell by MPs

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Pranab Mukherjee bids adieu to Parliament, highlights: President given emotional farewell by MPs
  • 18:18 (IST)

    Pranab Mukherjee leaves Parliament House with 'rainbow of memories'

    Pranab Mukherjee bids goodbye to Paliament House. "My association with the Parliament comes to an end. I will no longer be a part of this House. I will leave this magnificent building today with a tinge of sadness and a rainbow of memories," says the outgoing President of India.

  • 18:13 (IST)

    I am the creation of this Parliament: Pranab Mukherjee

  • 18:09 (IST)

    Pranab Mukherjee pays tributes to Indira Gandhi

    President Pranab Mukherjee calls former prime minister Indira Gandhi the biggest influence on his career, saying her "steely determination and clarity of thought" has always inspired him. "She taught me self-correction is always better than self-justification," Mukherjee said.

  • 18:07 (IST)

    Pranab Mukherjee given a signed memento by MPs

  • 18:05 (IST)

    Pranab Mukherjee gets nostalgic, recalls first time in Parliament

    "When I first entered the hallowed Parliament, I was 34-years-old. I represented one of the six seats from Rajya Sabha. I attended my first session in July 1969," says Pranab Mukherjee, after requesting attending MPs to allow him the privilege of becoming nostalgic.

  • 18:00 (IST)

    President Pranab Mukherjee begins address

    After Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Pranab Mukherjee takes his position on the dais and begins his farewell address.

  • 17:57 (IST)

    Pranab spoke of 'Argumentative Indian, not Intolerant Indian'

    Vice-president Hamid Ansari recounts the time spent in the last five years under the Pranab Mukherjee presidency. "Our traditions have encouraged argumentative Indian, not the intolerant Indian," Ansari recounts Pranab Mukherjee as telling him.

  • 17:55 (IST)

    Hamid Ansari begins farewell address

    Hamid Ansari, who served as vice-president for five years, calls the President of India a "consummate diplomat" in his farewell address, as he recounts a long and distinguished career.

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Pranab Mukherjee's farewell in Parliament begins

New Delhi: Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee will be given a farewell by Members of Parliament on Sunday in the Central Hall of Parliament.

 Pranab Mukherjee bids adieu to Parliament, highlights: President given emotional farewell by MPs

File image of Pranab Mukherjee. AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a farewell dinner for the President on Saturday. Mukherjee's successor Ram Nath Kovind is also likely to be present on Sunday.

Mukherjee, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, 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.

In his farewell address, Mukherjee 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.

Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, along with the service chiefs and other senior officers, attended the banquet.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 18:24:39 IST