Prez, PM greet nation on Buddha Purnima

Prez, PM greet nation on Buddha Purnima

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New Delhi, May 18: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted the people on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the President said,'Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens and to the global Buddhist community on #BuddhaPurnima. Lord Buddha's message of peace, non-violence and compassion hold even greater significance today. May his teachings guide us towards universal fraternity #PresidentKovind'.

'I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of ‘Buddha Purnima’. Lord Buddha was one of the most illustrious spiritual leaders to have walked this earth. He preached the most profound truths. #BuddhaPurnima,' Mr Naidu said.

Extending his greetings, Mr Modi said, 'The great message of Lord Buddha, who is Messenger of truth, non-violence, mercy, compassion and peace, will always inspire the countrymen.' 'Greetings & Best Wishes on the auspicious occasion of #BuddhaPurnima,' Mr Gandhi tweeted. UNI