We wish Your Majesty a long and prosperous reign, said President in his message to the new Saudi King.
“The voter has played her part; it is now up to those who have been elected to honour this trust,” he said.
The President said only a nation that respects and empowers its women can become “global power”.
49-year-old Sharmistha is second among the three children of the President to join politics.
US Secret Service agents, however, expressed concern that Obama may not travel in any other vehicle.
Mukherjee paid a floral tribute at a portrait of Netaji at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the capital.
Meeting comes a day after Pranab expressed concern over ordinances.
Ministers deliberated upon the implications that some sectors like coal will have if the Ordinances are not followed up by passage of bills.
The meeting took note of the possible implications in the event of some of these Ordinances not backed up by Bills in Parliament.
Mukherjee’s comments come weeks after he sought clarification from the government on the ordinance issue.
The President also expressed concern over ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
The assent was given on December 27, and a letter from the Home Ministry was despatched on Tuesday.
Incidentally, President Pranab Mukherjee had asked the NDA government to explain the urgency behind the ordinance.
Justice Saran is the senior-most Judge of the Allahabad High Court after Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza.
New process and mechanism of judicial appointments raise troubling questions that must be answered.
Best of Express