OREANDA-NEWS. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Janmashtami has said:-

“I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen on the joyous occasion of Janmashtami.

Lord Krishna’s life and teachings emphasize the importance of performing one’s duty without thought of reward, of different paths leading to the same goal and of the importance of ethical and moral values to society.

On this auspicious day celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, let us commit ourselves to following the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed”.