President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
Extending her warm wishes, the President in a tweet wrote, “On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the citizens and followers of Lord Buddha all over the world.”
“Lord Buddha, the epitome of compassion has shown us the path of enlightenment, tolerance and virtue. His simple and effective preaching inspires us to follow the path of love, truth and non-violence. His life is the best example of self-control and discipline. His teachings continue to guide humanity even today,” Murmu said.
She added, “On this pious occasion, let us adopt the teachings of Lord Buddha in our mind, word, deed and conduct and work towards building a glorious nation.”
The VP in a tweet wrote, “Warm greetings on Buddha Purnima! It is a day to reflect upon the profound teachings of Gautama Buddha, who dedicated his life to guiding humanity towards nobility in thought and action. “
“On this auspicious occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to the principles of Lord Buddha’s Dhamma, and strive to embody the virtues of compassion and kindness,” he added.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also took to twitter and wrote, “The life and teachings of Lord Buddha have universal significance. The ideals of truth, compassion, non-violence and equality have profoundly impacted the course of our civilisation.”
“Our warm greetings on Buddha Purnima. Let there be harmony, fraternity and virtuous living,” Kharge said.