New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Friday.
The dinner was attended by President-Elect Droupadi Murmu and several Union Cabinet members, Chief Ministers of various states, many Padma awardees and several other dignitaries.
President Kovind’s term ends on Monday.
The event had good representation from all parts of the country, including tribal leaders.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and members of the prime minister’s Cabinet were present at the event. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also attended it.
Droupadi Murmu was elected to be the next President of India on Thursday after she defeated the opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha.
She will take oath at the Central Hall of Parliament on Monday.