New Delhi: Visibly happy in his moment of victory, the man of the moment Pranab Mukherjee expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for being elevated to the high office.
Addressing the media in the national capital, the 13th President of India said, "In the last one month I have been privileged to visit a lagre number of states. The warmth of the ordinary people was really remarkable. I have received much more from the people of this great country than I have given," he added.
"I will try my best to protect, defend and preserve the constitution of India," he added.
Pranab also extended his thanks to the losing candidate PA Sangma for congratulating `Dada` for his victory.