According to sources, a memento is expected to be presented to the Prime Minister signed by all Congress Working Committee (CWC) Members and Union Ministers.

Singh bid goodbye to his personal staff at South Block on his last working day on Tuesday and expressed his gratitude towards them.

On Tuesday, around 110 staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) gathered at South Block to give a farewell to Singh.

"I am very thankful to you all for your service to the nation. May god bless you,” Singh told the PMO staff.

Singh had earlier this year announced his retirement after a decade at the helm of two successive United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments.
      
On the eve of his demitting office, the Prime Minister will address the nation in a farewell speech. During his speech, Singh is expected to highlight the achievements of UPA-1 and UPA-2 over the ten-year period.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh bidding farewell to the staff at the PMO in New Delhi

On April 30, the Prime Minister attended a farewell meeting of the Planning Commission, of which he is the chairperson.

Manmohan Singh has been the country’s Prime Minister since May 2004 when Sonia Gandhi hand-picked him for the job.

Singh joined the government as an economic adviser in the Commerce Ministry in 1971. Among the many government positions that he has occupied are Secretary in the Finance Ministry, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, adviser to the Prime Minister and chairman of the University Grants Commission.

3, Motilal Nehru Marg bungalow, the new residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi

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