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PHOTOS: PM Modi hosts farewell dinner for Pranab

July 23, 2017 12:46 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner 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.

The function was also attended by 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.

With inputs from agencies

Photographs: PMO India

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