New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on Mahavir Jayanti.
The President in his message asked the people to spread Lord Mahavir's teachings of ahimsa, compassion, love and right conduct within India and across the world.
"Let us on this day resolve to spread Lord Mahavira’s teachings of ahimsa, compassion, love and right conduct far and wide, within our country and across the world. May this festival inspire all of us to adopt non-violence in our thought and life," the President said.
Vice President Ansari, in his message, said: "Through his teachings of non-violence and compassion Lord Mahavir showed an enlightened path for happiness and progress of humanity. On this auspicious occasion, let us commit ourselves for building a peaceful, harmonious and just society."
Prime Minister Modi said: "On Mahavir Jayanti, we recall the pure thoughts and ideals of Lord Mahavir and reaffirm our commitment towards a harmonious and peaceful society."