New Delhi: With entire nation celebrating Buddha Purnima , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Gautam Buddha`s noble teachings have made an impact on millions of people over centuries.
"Gautam Buddha`s noble teachings have impacted millions of people over centuries. He is the epitome of knowledge, peace and compassion. May his teachings continue to inspire us to create a peaceful and just society," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
President Pranab Mukherjee has also extended his greeting to the people on the eve of Buddha Purnima, stressing on Lord Buddha`s message of love, compassion, non-violence and equality.
"On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I convey greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens. The message of love, compassion, non-violence and equality preached by Lord Buddha has an ageless significance. Lord Buddha`s teachings serve as an eternal beacon light for humanity," President Mukherjee said.