New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday extended his good wishes to citizens on the occasion of Janmashtami.

"On the occasion of Janmashtami, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.

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"Let us on this auspicious day dedicate ourselves to the service of the nation. Let us concentrate on performing our duties without thinking about the rewards. Good results will definitely follow right actions. Let us imbibe Lord Krishna's message of love and compassion, of oneness and pluralism and work together to take our great country forward," he said in his message.

In his greetings, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "Janamashtami is celebration of Lord Krishna's timeless message of renunciation of the fruits of action."

"May the festival inspire us towards a disciplined work -ethic, and imbibe us with the spirit of selfless service to the Nation," the Prime Minister added.

Extending his heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people on the occasion, Vice President M Hamid Ansari said Janmashtami reminds us of the life and teachings of Lord Krishna.

"I extend my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May this auspicious occasion bring amity, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives," the Vice- President said.


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