New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended their greetings to the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. The day marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha. This day is also known as Vaisakhi Buddha Purnima or Vesak.
Stressing the need to follow the teachings of Lord Buddha, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted in Hindi saying, “Lord Buddha showed humanity the path of non-violence, compassion and tolerance. His teachings are more relevant today.”
सभी देशवासियों और पूरे विश्व में भगवान बुद्ध के अनुयायियों को बुद्ध पूर्णिमा की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। भगवान बुद्ध ने मानवता को अहिंसा, करुणा और सहिष्णुता का मार्ग दिखाया। उनकी शिक्षाएं आज और अधिक प्रासंगिक हैं। आइए, हम सब भगवान बुद्ध द्वारा दिखाए गए मार्ग पर चलने का संकल्प लें।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 16, 2022
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu extended his greetings to the citizens and tweeted: “Lord Buddha preached the most profound truths. His teachings were aimed at finding the root cause of our sorrows & liberating the sentient beings from suffering.”
Warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of #BuddhaPurnima.One of the most illustrious spiritual leaders of the world,#LordBuddha preached the most profound truths. His teachings were aimed at finding the root cause of our sorrows & liberating the sentient beings from suffering.
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) May 16, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, also recalled the principles of Lord Buddha saying, “On Buddha Purnima, we recall the principles of Lord Buddha and reiterate our commitment to fulfil them.”
On Buddha Purnima we recall the principles of Lord Buddha and reiterate our commitment to fulfil them. The thoughts of Lord Buddha can make our planet more peaceful, harmonious and sustainable.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2022
Countries such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Java, Indonesia, Tibet, and Mongolia, observe this special day as ‘Vesak’ which calls for an elaborate celebration.