President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings and felicitations to all ranks of the Indian Coast Guard and their families on the eve of 39th Anniversary of Indian Coast Guard to be celebrated on February 1.
In a message, the President has said, “I am happy to learn that the Indian Coast Guard is celebrating its 39th Anniversary on February 1, 2016.”
Over the years, the Indian Coast Guard has evolved into a professional maritime force dedicated to the service of the nation. It has lived up to its motto “We Protect” through concerted efforts which have resulted in not only protecting hundreds of precious lives at sea, but also the marine environment surrounding us,
President Mukherjee further said that he is sure that the Indian Coast Guard would continue to discharge its maritime responsibilities in a diligent and responsible manner.
“On this occasion, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all members and families of the Indian Coast Guard. I wish them every success in their future endeavours,” he said.
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee turns 82 today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends wishes
Today social media was flooded with good wishes for Mukherjee from all over the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Pranab Mukherjee and said he prayed for his long and healthy life. Pranab Da was born this day in 1935 in Mirati, a village in the Bengal Presidency of British India (now in Birbhum district, West Bengal).
President Ram Nath Kovind also wished Pranab Da on Twitter. “Birthday greetings and best wishes for a long and happy life to former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee, whom we affectionately call “Pranab Da”,” he tweeted. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also wished him long life and good health. He said he admired him for his statesmanship.