President, Vice President and Prime Minister greet nation on Buddha Purnima

New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

In his message, President Pranab Mukherjee said Lord Buddha's teachings of non-violence, love and compassion are of eternal significance and people must strive to make these teachings part of their daily life.

He expressed hope that this joyous festival will spread peace and brotherhood across the world.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari said that Lord Buddha's teachings of compassion, selfless service and non-violence are also relevant in the present time.

In his message, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the teachings of Lord Buddha inspire the people to follow the path of universal brotherhood, compassion and the service of the underprivileged and disadvantaged people. (ANI)