Like every year, President Pranab Mukherjee performed Pooja and rituals before Durga Puja at his ancestral home and birthplace- Mirati Village in Birbhum, West Bengal.
Fondly called ‘Poltuda’, President Mukherjee arrived at his native village on October 7 to perform rites for this year’s Durga Puja and will stay till the Durga idol’s immersion on 11 October. After which he will head back to Delhi.
Political compulsions makes it tough for President to visit Mirati but every year he makes sure that he visits for Durga Puja.
Pranab Mukherjee’s tenure as President will get over in 2017.