Modi wishes President on birthday

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) 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.