The telegram was sent by then Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Sachchidananda Sinha, the provisional Chairman of the Constituent Assembly.
PM Modi presented the copy after he received President Obama at the Hyderabad House and before proceeding to the high level delegation level talks on various issues.
The copy was the reproduction of the telegram which was read out at the inaugural sitting of the Constituent Assembly of India on December 9, 1946.
"India has a great contribution to make to the peace, stability and cultural advancement of mankind and your deliberations will be watched with deep interest and hope by freedom loving people throughout the entire world."
The Prime Minister gifted the historic item to President Obama on the eve of India's Republic Day.
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