President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday greeted the people on the occasion of Ram Navami, saying it "reinforces the belief that a life of morality is not easy but can be achieved through commitment and compassion."
Extending her greetings, the President hoped that the noble example of love, compassion and humanism of Lord Rama would inspire the people to follow the highest moral and ethical values.
"Let us strive to spread his message of devotion to duty, due restraint and selfless commitment to the well-being of the people," she said.
The Vice President asked the people to rededicate themselves to the enlightened teachings of Lord Rama for establishing a peaceful and harmonious society.
In his message, the Prime Minister said the festival commemorates the prosperous and righteous reign of Lord Rama-the Maryada Purushottam.
"It reinforces the belief that a life of morality is not easy but can be achieved through commitment and compassion," he said and hoped that the festival would strengthen people's faith in the goodness of mankind and inspire one and all to lead a virtuous life.