He was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind.
In a letter to Kovind on Sunday, a day before he demitted office, Modi also paid tribute to his personal journey from a small village in Uttar Pradesh to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Her remarks came before NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu took oath as the 15th President of India in New Delhi today.
Droupadi Murmu becomes 15th President of India; first-ever tribal woman to hold the highest Constitutional post
Murmu, who is now the second woman President of the country, and the first President to be born in independent India, was administered the oath of office by CJI NV Ramana.
His remarks showcase his passion towards national progress and reflect the spirit with which he served the nation as our President, Modi said.
Twitter marked both the tweets as "out of context" and said, "PM Modi did greet President Ram Nath Kovind in his farewell event, say fact-checkers and news reports".
Kovind highlighted the importance of healthcare and education and said these, along with economic reforms, would enable citizens to pursue happiness by discovering their potential.
Murmu, who was elected India’s 15th President on July 21, will assume office on July 25. Kovind’s tenure as the head of state ends tomorrow.
Ram Nath Kovind became the second Dalit to occupy the top constitutional post after K R Narayanan, who was the first Dalit president of the country from July 25, 1997 to July 25, 2002.
At least 12 passengers were killed after their bus heading towards Maharashtra fell into the Narmada river in Dhar district on Monday.
Shinde asserted the state government was strong and enjoyed the support of 164 MLAs in the house of 288 while the opposition had just 99 legislators.
A few BJP leaders, who arrived in Hyderabad for the two-day national executive, were quick to draw a parallel between K Chandrashekar Rao and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has also shared pictures of the President practising Yoga along with others on Twitter.
“We have urged the govt through President of India to withdraw the scheme and hold wide consultation in the Parliament, the parliamentary committees and other stakeholders,” Kharge said.
Separate delegations of Congress leaders have already met Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress supremo, met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence to convince him to be the common opposition candidate.
Speaking on the occasion, Kovind said ISKCON Bengaluru has made a positive difference to the lives of lakhs of people for the last 25 years.
President Ram Nath Kovind said the rising number of women in the armed forces, including in combat roles, is a good development.
Congress protest, zero-traffic corridor for President Kovind's convoy causing gridlock in Bengaluru.
On Monday afternoon, the President is slated to inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations of Rashtriya Military School, Bengaluru.