Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 May greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima."Gautam Buddha's noble teachings have impacted millions of people over centuries. He is the epitome of knowledge, peace and compassion. May his teachings continue to inspire us to create a peaceful and just society," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
Greetings on Buddha Purnima. pic.twitter.com/1GTzdJE6jU— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee has also extended his greeting to the people on the eve of Buddha Purnima, stressing on Lord Buddha's message of love, compassion, non-violence and equality.
"On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I convey greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens. The message of love, compassion, non-violence and equality preached by Lord Buddha has an ageless significance. Lord Buddha's teachings serve as an eternal beacon light for humanity," President Mukherjee said.
Let Buddha Purnima be an occasion for all of us to reiterate our belief in Ahimsa and Karuna #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) May 21, 2016