President greets people on eve of Buddha Purnima

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today wished people on the eve of Buddha Purnima.

In his message, Mukherjee said Lord Buddha is a resplendent symbol of lofty idealism and concern for humanity.

The president said Lord Buddha’s profound teachings of equality, love, kindness and tolerance are of increasing relevance in the present times.

“The messages preached by Tathagatha of compassion, non- violence and equality serve as beacon-lights for humanity in its path towards spiritual emancipation,” he said.

He said may the message of Lord Buddha inspire us to follow the path of truth and compassion, and work unitedly for the peace, progress and prosperity of our nation.