President greets people on Janmashtami

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted people on Janmashtami, conveying his "warm greetings and good wishes" here on Wednesday.

"I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen on the joyous occasion of Janmashtami,” Mukherjee said in a release issued on the eve of the festival.

“Lord Krishna's life and teachings emphasise the importance of performing one's duty without thought of reward, of different paths leading to the same goal, and of the importance of ethical and moral values to society,” the President said. 

“On this auspicious day, celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, let us commit ourselves to following the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed," he added.