New Delhi, May 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extends greeting on the occasion of Buddha Purnima saying that Gautam Buddha “inspires” us to work towards “harmonious society”.
“Buddha Purnima greetings to everyone. Today we remember the exemplary ideals of Gautama Buddha. His noble thoughts will continue to guide generations,” Modi said in a statement.
“Gautama Buddha inspires us to work towards harmonious, just and compassionate society,” the Prime Minister said.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima. pic.twitter.com/wCFP9zUezc
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 10, 2017
Kashmir governor N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti also has greeted the people on Buddha Purnima and hoped that the auspicious occasion would augur peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also offers prayers on Buddha Jayanti, in Patna
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar offers prayers on Buddha Jayanti, in Patna pic.twitter.com/vd5zysiGEQ
— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2017
Buddha Purnima is celebrated around the world to mark the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
It is celebrated on the full moon night in the Hindu month of Vaisakh. In 2017, Gautama Buddha Purnima falls on May 10.