TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in separate messages to the president and prime minister of India, congratulated them and the South Asian country’s people on their National Day.
In the messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, Rouhani felicitated the Republic Day of India and expressed hope that Tehran-New Delhi relations would further develop in all areas in the interests of both nations.
“Given the wide cultural, historical and long-standing commonalities (between Iran and India), I hope that we would witness the growth and development of relations in all fields in line with the interests of the two nations,” he added.
The Iranian president further wished the people of India prosperity and felicity.
India freed itself from centuries of colonial British rule in August of 1947. They began work on a new governing document for the sprawling nation, and it was adopted in November 1949.
But it wasn’t until January 26, 1950, that its new constitution went into effect.
And on that day, with an estimated population of about 359 million people, India officially became the world’s largest democracy.