The inauguration ceremony featured a live telecast of the Presidential Address from Washington D.C..
The very versatile and popular Bollywood actor, Rani Mukerji also graced the occation and was felicitated for her valued contribution to Indian Cinema. The evening began with a dance performance by renowned choreographer, Rahul Saxena and his team . The event was attended by a diverse cross-section of Mumbai society.
Seen exchanging pleasantries were Rani Mukerji, Peter Haas, US Consul General, Mumbai, Dr. Alka Nishar, Atul Nishar, President, Namaste America and Arti Surendranath.
Also seen were Indu Shahani, Lata Patel, Dalip Tahil, Sushma Reddy, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Talat and Bina Aziz, Gregory David Roberts and Princess Francoise Sturdza, Madhu and Satish Shah, Simone Singh and Ananya Dutta among others.