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 38th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (February 11, 2017).
In a message to His Excellency Grand Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President has said,
“On behalf of the Government and the people of India, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to Your Excellency and to the friendly people of Iran on the occasion of Thirty Eighth Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The Islamic Revolution stands testimony to the great valour and sacrifices of the people of Iran.
India-Iran relations are rooted in history and are based on our close cultural and civilisational linkages that span millennia. We consider Iran as an important partner and look forward to strengthening our bilateral cooperation across diverse areas on the basis of our shared interests. I am confident that such engagement will bring stability and prosperity to the entire region.
Excellency, please accept my sincere wishes for your good health and well-being as well as for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Iran”.
The Iranian Revolution
(also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution; refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States and its eventual replacement with an Islamic Republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamist organizations and Iranian student movements.