President of India�s message on the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution of Iran

Army Demonstration...The Iranian Islamic Republic Army demonstrates in solidarity with people in the street during the Iranian revolution. They are carrying posters of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian religious and political leader.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the eve of the 37th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (February 11, 2016).

In a message to His Excellency Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President has said, �On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings and best wishes to Your Excellency and to the Government and people of Iran on the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

Relations between India and Iran are built on our civilisational and cultural ties that span centuries. We consider Iran a close friend and look forward to enhancing our relationship into a more collaborative partnership across diverse areas of our shared interest.

I am happy to note that our bilateral ties have strengthened considerably during your leadership of your great country. India believes that a fruitful engagement between our two nations will be beneficial for the stability and prosperity of the entire region.

Please accept, Excellency, our sincere wishes for your personal good health and well being as well as for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Iran�.

About�Islamic revolution of Iran

This was the beginning of Iranian revolution. On January 16 1979, the Shah left Iran. Shapour Bakhtiar as his new prime minister with the help of Supreme Army Councils couldn't control the situation in the country anymore. Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran on February 1.

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