Following is the text of Vice Presidents message :
I convey my warm greetings to the citizens of our country on the happy occasion of Republic Day. I also pay my respectful homage to the freedom fighters and the founding fathers of our Republic who devoted their lives to the service of the nation.
The Republic Day is an appropriate occasion to recall and reaffirm the cherished principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice for all, as enshrined in our Constitution. On this auspicious day, let us resolve to continue working towards building a modern, secular and prosperous society.