The veteran artist was approached by a special committee of art experts, gallerists and senior artists from across the country.
The group describes the programme as a “learning” and “inspiring” experience.
President: Their contribution and its enrichment of our cultural heritage cannot be quantified or estimated.
Veteran artist Jogen Chowdhury on being Rashtrapati Bhavan’s first artist-in-residence.
The museum will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm, except on gazetted holidays.
Though this is Mukherjee’s second anniversary, the preparations are at a more grand scale this year.
Official sources said that formal notification for their appointment will be issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan soon.
Kataria, 81, former Rajya Sabha member, was appointed Puducherry L-G in July last year.
News channels played fortune-tellers — and were mostly off the mark.
More than 2,000 traffic personnel were deployed across the capital.
Apart from Sonia and Rahul and former Union ministers P Chidambaram and Jairam Ramesh, not many from the Congress could be seen among the guests.
A new government takes charge, looking different from the old.
The menu of the banquet to be hosted at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the oath-taking, for about 30 people, will mirror the diversity of Indian cuisine.
IAF has put in place an air defence system to secure the skies. Anti-aircraft guns have been placed at classified locations.
This is the first time that such a large gathering will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.