Pratibha Patil, congratulated the
US President Barack Obama on winning
the Nobel Peace Prize for the Year
President Patil congratulated on behalf
of the people of India, "On behalf
of the people of India, I write to
congratulate you for winning the prestigious
2009 Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition
of your extraordinary efforts to strengthen
international diplomacy and co-operation
between people," she said.
President in her message to the U.S
President, said that she hoped the
Nobel Peace Prize would inspire others
who believe in promoting international
peace and justice.
"I am sure that this honour would
inspire all those who believe in promoting
international peace and justice to
achieve enduring harmony and fraternity
among nations," Patil said.
"The award underscores the principle
of mutual respect in international
relations - with due respect to the
diverse values of the civilizations
that constitute the world of today
- which is at the core of our own
long standing foreign policy. The
people of India join me in conveying
to you our good wishes for the continued
success of your mission for positive
change," President Patil stated.