President, Naidu greet people on Buddha Purnima

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.

President Kovind tweeted, ‘The teachings of Lord Buddha show us the path of liberation from suffering. Let us follow the path of wisdom, compassion & service shown by the Buddha and get rid of COVID-19 through our collective resolve & concerted efforts.’

Naidu tweeted, ‘Lord Buddha’s eternal message of peace, brotherhood & compassion continues to inspire humanity across the globe. On this occasion, let us commit ourselves to the path of compassion & tolerance shown by Lord Buddha.’

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also extended his greeting.

He tweeted, ‘Greetings on the auspicious occasion of #BuddhaPurnima. Gautam Buddha’s teachings of compassion, tolerance and social justice continue to guide us.’