US Independence Day: President Pranab Mukherjee greets Americans

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted the government and people of America on the occasion of 239th Independence Day of the United States.

US Independence Day: President Pranab Mukherjee greets Americans

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted the government and people of America on the occasion of 239th Independence Day of the United States.

“Warm greetings & felicitations to Government & people of United States of America on their 239th Independence Day,” President wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter.

In his message to US President Barack Obama, Prez had said: "On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to you."

"And, through you to the government and people of the US on the occasion of your 239th Independence Day," he added.

Meanwhile, New York State is ratcheting up its monitoring of celebrations and events scheduled to be held today which is also expected to draw large crowds to this America`s biggest city.

Every fourth of July, millions of Americans flood the roads and fill the skies. They either make their way home to their families or else escape their routines, to celebrate the nation’s birth.

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