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New Delhi : President of India Mukherjee received books and reports related to Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 24, 2017, at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the eve of demitting office as the 13th President of India.

Speaking on the occasion, President Mukherjee said that he was overwhelmed by a deep sense of gratitude to the people of India for the trust and confidence they reposed in him. He was humbled by their kindness and affection. He stated that he had received much more from the country than he had given, according to a PIB release.

The President congratulated and extended a warm welcome to Ram Nath Kovind, the President-Elect, and wished him success and happiness in the years to come.

The President said that at the Rashtrapati Bhavan we tried to build a humane and happy township. He stated that in last five years he learnt from his travels across the length and breadth of the country. The President said that he learnt from his conversations with young and bright minds in colleges and universities, scientists, innovators, scholars, jurists, authors, artists and leaders from across the spectrum. These interactions kept him focused and inspired.

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