Buddha Purnima, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, is being celebrated in several parts of the country today.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted people on the occasion.
In his message, the President said, the values of non-violence, peace, compassion and service to humanity embodied in the teachings of Lord Buddha have profoundly influenced human history and the course of civilization. He said, these teachings have become even more relevant in the present times.
The Vice President called upon people to commit themselves to the path of righteousness, compassion and universal friendship shown by Lord Buddha. The Prime Minister said, Buddha known for truth, peace and love will always continue to inspire people.
In Bihar, Buddha Purnima was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety. Main function was organized at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under pious Bodhi tree.
In Jammu and Kashmir people from all walk of life and students from various schools were gathered for a procession in LEH Ladakh to mark the day (AIR NEWS)