President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday extended their greetings to the Indians living across the world on the eve of 'Ram Navami' and said that Lord Rama's life inspires us to "uphold his noble ideals" to "re - dedicate" for the progress and prosperity of the nation.
"On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow countrymen in India and abroad, " Mukherjee said in a message.
Praising Lord Rama as an embodiment of great virtues and the highest values, the President wished his example may guide everyone on the path of noble deeds and that the celebrations may bring us together.
"May the celebrations of this joyous festival bring our people together and lead to a unity of hearts and minds.
Let us on this day re - dedicate ourselves to the progress and prosperity of our motherland. "
The Vice President said "the virtuous life of Lord Rama inspires us to uphold his noble ideals and high moral values".
"I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Ram Navami, which marks the birth of Lord Rama.
On this auspicious occasion, let us commit ourselves for building a prosperous, peaceful and virtuous society, " he said.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also conveyed her greetings on the occasion from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka where she is leading the Indian delegation to 136th Assembly of the Inter - Parliamentary Union (IPU).
In her message, Mahajan said: "On the festive occasion of Ram Navami, I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow countrymen.
May the life of Maryada Purushottam Lord Rama inspire us to follow the path of humility and righteousness and strive for the highest noble ideals and moral values in our lives at all times.
"Let the celebrations of this joyous festival bring all people together and fill our lives with happiness, peace and prosperity. "