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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
"Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens and to the global Buddhist community on #BuddhaPurnima. Lord Buddha's message of peace, non-violence and compassion hold even greater significance today. May his teachings guide us towards universal fraternity," Kovind tweeted.
Naidu in a series of tweet extended greetings and good wishes to the people of the country.
"On this happy occasion, let us commit ourselves to the path of Dharma (righteousness), Karuna (compassion) and Maitri (universal friendship) shown by Lord Buddha," he said.
In another tweet, he said: "His eternal message of non-violence and compassion continues to inspire humanity across the globe to strive towards a more fulfilling life and a world where all people live together and shape it together into a peaceful, inclusive, sustainable globe."
"Lord Buddha was one of the most illustrious spiritual leaders to have walked this earth. He preached the most profound truths," Naidu said.
Modi also took to Twitter, and said: "Greetings to all countrymen on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Messenger of truth, non-violence, mercy, compassion and peace, Lord Buddha's message will continue to inspire the countrymen forever."