Modi wishes President on birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished President Pranab Mukherjee on his 81st birthday saying the country is “proud to have a well-read and knowledgeable president who puts the country’s interest above everything”.

“Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati Ji. His tremendous experience and wisdom has benefited the nation greatly. I pray for his long and healthy life,” Modi tweeted.

“Pranab Da always puts India’s interest above everything. We are proud to have such a well read and knowledgeable President,” he said.

Mukherjee assumed office as the 13th President of India on July 25, 2012.