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  • Buddha Purnima being celebrated today; President,VP and PM greets nation on the occasion

    Buddha Purnima is being celebrated today. It not only marks the day when Gautam Buddha was born but also the day when he buddha Buddha Purnima being celebrated today; President,VP and PM greets nation on the occasionattained Nirvana under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya.

    President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the occasion.

    In his message, President Mukherjee said, Lord Buddha is a resplendent symbol of lofty idealism and concern for humanity. He said, the messages preached by Tathagatha, of compassion, non-violence and equality serve as beacon-lights for humanity in its path towards spiritual emancipation. Mr Mukherjee said, Lord Buddha’s profound teachings of equality, love, kindness and tolerance are of increasing relevance in the present times.

    Vice President Hamid Ansari said, the eternal message of peace, moderation and compassion bestowed by Lord Buddha continues to guide people towards removing human suffering and miseries. He called on people to commit themselves to the path of compassion and tolerance shown by Lord Buddha.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on Buddha Purnima. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, today people are remembering the ideals of Gautama Buddha and his noble thoughts will continue to guide generations.

    He said, Gautama Buddha inspires people to work towards a harmonious, just and compassionate society.