Getting down to a hectic schedule from Day 1,Pranab Mukherjee held a series of meetings with officials to familiarise himself with the Presidency besides receiving visitors including Vice-President Hamid Ansari.
Known to be a workaholic,Mukherjee began his day with a meeting with officials of Rashtrapati Bhavan where he was briefed by the outgoing secretary Christy Fernandez. The new President was given a brief overview of the functioning of various departments of the Presidential secretariat.
During the course of the day,the President received Vice-President Ansari and the leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj.
Courtesy calls were also paid by several Governors.
Defence Minister AK Antony also met the President,who is also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces. Ministers of state Rajiv Shukla and Pradeep Jain also called on Pranab.