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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 24.05.2013

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, in his message on the occasion of Buddha Purnima which is being observed tomorrow, has said: -

"On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I extend my hearty greetings and good wishes to the citizens of the country.

Lord Buddha’s teachings of non-violence, love and compassion are of eternal significance. He taught us the path of Right Action so that mankind may overcome its suffering. We must strive to make these teachings part of our daily life and tread the path of nobility in thought, word and deed.

May this joyous festival of Buddha Purnima usher in peace and universal brotherhood across the world”.

This release issued at 1120 hrs