President Bhandari receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari receives ceremonial welcome at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. MEA India/Twitter
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday received ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. She was welcomed by her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and visited Yamuna Biodiversity Park at 9:30 this morning
She will hold meetings with Indian President Mukherjee and Indian Prime Minister Modi later in the day. President Bhandari will also attend a state banquet hosted by Mukherjee today itself.
The President is also slated to meet with Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Bhandari had left for India to pay a five-day visit on Monday afternoon. She was accompanied by a 30-member high-level delegation comprising Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, lawmakers and foreign affairs experts, among others.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari being welcomed by Indian President and Indian Prime Minister at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. MEA India/Twitter
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