“Best wishes to Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World title. May this inspire every young woman in our country to achieve her dreams, in whichever field she chooses,” Kovind tweeted.
On Saturday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Congratulations Manushi Chhillar! India is proud of your accomplishment.”
Chhillar on Saturday won the title at a glittering event in Sanya, China, ending a 16 year drought for India at the international pageant.
Manushi is the sixth Indian to win the title and the first since Priyanka Chopra won the crown in 2000.