Elected President Draupadi Murmu He also attended the farewell banquet of Kovind, whose term ends on Monday.
Official sources said the dinner had good representation from all parts of the country, which included several Padma awardees and tribal leaders.
A source said the dinner was “unique” as it did not have the usual Delhi-centric crowd and the emphasis was on making it more representative.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla and members of the Prime Minister’s cabinet were present in the program. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also participated in this.
Murmu was on Friday elected the next President of India after comprehensively defeating the opposition’s presidential candidate. Yashwant Sinha, She will take oath in the Central Hall of Parliament on Monday.