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Vice Prez, PM greet nation on 71st Republic Day

Vice Prez, PM greet nation on 71st Republic Day
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New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended their greetings to the people of the country on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day.

In a series of tweets, the Vice-President conveyed his warm greetings and best wishes to all citizens of the nation on the joyous occasion of Republic Day celebrations.

"It was on this historic day in 1950 that our Constitution came into being. Today, as we celebrate our freedom, let us also pay respectful tributes to those heroic men and women who laid down their lives for the cause of independence for this country", Mr Naidu said.

"Our Constitution is a sacred document that acts as our guiding light and moral compass. Today, let us reaffirm our commitment towards the Constitution and the cherished ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity, and justice for all, which formed the bedrock on which this great nation was built. Let us pledge to faithfully discharge our constitutionally mandated Fundamental Duties and be responsible citizens who will be proactive partners in the nation’s development", the Vice-President further said in his tweet.

"Let this Republic Day further fortify the unity and integrity of this vast and diverse nation. Let this strong bond of unity of purpose be the driving force of all our endeavors to build an inclusive, prosperous, progressive, peaceful and harmonious nation', he added.

PM Modi also extended his wishes on the occasion. 'Wishing everyone a happy RepublicDay,' Mr Modi said in a tweet.

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