In pics: President Pranab hosts 'At home' function on I-Day

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Bangalore, Aug 16: On the occasion of 67th Independence Day, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee hosted an 'At Home' function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

During the function, Pranab Mukherjee met dignitaries including Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chief Justice of India Palanisamy Sathasivam, Leaders of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley and senior BJP leader L K Advani.

President also met Cabinet ministers and diplomatic corps in the Mughal Gardens and then walked past the barricade and joined with the non-VIPs, who greeted him.

Indian Naval Chief Admiral D K Joshi was absent following the submarine Sindhurakshak tragedy in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. The other two Services chiefs General Bikram Singh and Air Chief N A K Browne were present.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

On the occasion of 67th Independence Day, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee hosted an 'At Home' function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

 

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee welcoming BJP leader Sushma Swaraj to the I-Day celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee talking to BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley during Independence Day celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam interacting with President Pranab Mukherjee.

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President interacting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Rahtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee during At Home organised on the occasion of 67th Independence Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during At Home organised on the occasion of 67th Independence Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President welcoming Army chief General Bikram Singh and Air Chief N A K Browne.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

Independence Day celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President also met the non-VIPs, who gathered at Rashtrapati Bhavan to greet him on I-Day.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President greeting the gathering at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Minister Manmohan Singh during At Home organised on the occasion of 67th Independence Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

On the occasion of I-Day celebrations, Pranab Mukherjee welcoming the guests at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

On the occasion of 67th Independence Day, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee welcoming the people at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee at I-Day celebrations in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee welcoming the gathering at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President walked past the barricade and joined with the non-VIPs, who greeted him.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

President walked past the barricade and joined with the non-VIPs, who greeted him.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Senior BJP leader LK Advani during At-Home organised on the occasion of 67th Independence Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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