In his message, the President has said:
On behalf of the American people, I extend best wishes as you and the people of India celebrate Indias Republic Day January 26.
The Republic of India has nurtured the worlds largest democracy since adopting its constitution 65 years ago, while honoring the countrys rich and diverse cultural heritage. As we work to deepen the ties between our great democracies and advance our partnership for the 21st century, we will continue to do so on the basis of the democratic ideals contained in our constitutions.
It is a great honor to serve as Indias Chief Guest during the Republic Day celebrations. Michelle and I very much look forward to returning to India, and once again enjoying the generosity, hospitality, and beauty that marked our last visit in 2010.