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President takes role of priest, begins puja

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday took the role of a priest and worshipped Durga idol at his ancestral home in Mirati, a village 200 km from Kolkata.

This is the second time he attended the Durga Puja at the Mukherjee House after being sworn in as President of India.

Mukherjee reached here yesterday afternoon. He came to the temple early this morning and initiated the puja rituals.

He was assisted by his son and MP from Jangipur, Abhijit Mukherjee.
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