Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight hosted a farewell here for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee. The function at Hyderabad House was also attended by President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Hamid Ansari.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister presented a memento to the outgoing President, the PMO said. Mukherjee also signed the visitors' book.
"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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2017
The dinner was attended by 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.
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 had 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.
Mukherjee, the 13th President of India, will demit office on July 24.