“On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen,” President Mukherjee said.

“Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram is the embodiment of selfless service and the highest moral and ethical principles. May the celebrations inspire us to model our lives on the life and deeds of Shri Ram. Let us strive to spread his noble message of righteous conduct and rededicate ourselves to building a great nation,” he added.

Vice President Ansari in his message said, “I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Rama Navmi.”

“As we celebrate the birthday of Lord Rama, let us also emulate his ideals of righteousness, compassion and integrity, so that we build a just and harmonious society,” he added.

Ram Navami will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday.

The day marks the birth of Lord Rama to king Dasharatha and queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. The festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra according to Hindu calendar. Thus, it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. The day also marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

(JPN)

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