Mahavir Jayanti: PM Modi, President Mukherjee extend wishes to Jain community
Jains celebrate the 13th day of the Hindu month of Chaitra as Mahavir Jayanti (the birth day of Lord Mahavir), offering prayers and visiting temples. Lord Mahavir was the 24th and last Tirthankara (a saviour and spiritual teacher) of Jainism.
The Jain community of India is celebrating Mahavir Jayanti today. The President of India on the eve of the celebrations extended his wishes to the nation saying in his message, “On the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens and in particular, members of the Jain community. When the world is faced with multiple challenges, the philosophy and teachings of ahimsa, truth and compassion enunciated by Bhagwan Mahavira hold great significance. Let us on this auspicious day resolve to ceaselessly strive for harmony and amity in our country and across the world”.
PM Modi also tweeted his best wishes, as did Vice President Hamid Ansari, and many other officials.
Here are some of the tweets:
Greetings on Mahavir Jayanti. We recall the noble teachings of Lord Mahavir, which continue to guide generations.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 9, 2017
Bhagwan Mahavira’s philosophy of ahimsa, truth, compassion and non-violence are of increasing relevance in today’s world #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) April 9, 2017
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 9, 2017
Happy Mahavir Jayanti pic.twitter.com/RSOiwqbM5t
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 9, 2017
Bhagwan Mahavir is the epitome of ‘Karuna’ and ‘Ahimsa’. His teachings have impacted millions of people. Greetings on Mahavir Jayanti
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 9, 2017
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) April 9, 2017
May Lord Mahavir’s teachings continue to guide us on the path of enlightenment,wisdom. My greetings on the occasion of #MahavirJayanti
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 9, 2017