Prime Minister Narendra Modi today morning extended his warm wishes to to the country on the occasion of India’s 71st Republic Day.

PM  Modi took to Twitter to convey his greetings:. He wrote : “Wishing everyone a happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!”

Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their conditional duties.

“It should be part of our daily routine to introspect on Gandhiji’s message of truth and non-violence, which has become all the more necessary in our times,” said Kovind while addressing the nation.

In his address on the eve of 71st Republic Day, President also highlighted the central tenets of the democracy — justice, liberty, equality and fraternity.

Meanwhile Vice President Naidu asserted, “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.”