The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has received a message conveying greetings and best wishes on the occasion of the Republic Day from the President of United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama.
In his message, the President has said:
“On behalf of the American people, I extend best wishes as you and the people of India celebrate India’s Republic Day January 26.
The Republic of India has nurtured the world’s largest democracy since adopting its constitution 65 years ago, while honoring the country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. As we work to deepen the ties between our great democracies and advance our partnership for the 21st century, we will continue to do so on the basis of the democratic ideals contained in our constitutions.
It is a great honor to serve as India’s Chief Guest during the Republic Day celebrations. Michelle and I very much look forward to returning to India, and once again enjoying the generosity, hospitality, and beauty that marked our last visit in 2010”.