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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 20.04.2016

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and felicitations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdomon her birthday which falls on April 21.

In a message, the President has said, "On behalf of the Government and the people of India, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings and hearty congratulations to Your Majesty on the auspicious occasion of your 90th birthday.

India attaches high importance to her rich and multifaceted strategic partnership with the United Kingdom. Regular engagement at the highest level has strengthened and expanded the enduring friendship and mutual understanding between our two great nations. Your Majesty’s personal commitment to the relationship and your leadership in promoting the development of ties between our peoples has been unique.

Please accept, Your Majesty, my sincere wishes for your good health and well-being. I take this opportunity to convey the greetings of the people of India to the friendly people of the United Kingdom on the occasion of ‘Queen’s Day’.”

This Press Release issued at 1515 hrs.