NEW DELHI: With entire nation celebrating Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Gautam Buddha's noble teachings have made an impact on millions of people over centuries.
“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.
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.