May 25- Buddha Purnima
Vesak (Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti) is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May and it is a gazetted holiday in India. Government offices, Post Offices and Banks are closed in India on Vesak. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours.
President’s Buddha Purnima Greetings
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, in his message on the occasion of Buddha Purnima which is being observed tomorrow, has said: -
“On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I extend my hearty greetings and good wishes to the citizens of the country.
Lord Buddha’s teachings of non-violence, love and compassion are of eternal significance. He taught us the path of Right Action so that mankind may overcome its suffering. We must strive to make these teachings part of our daily life and tread the path of nobility in thought, word and deed.
May this joyous festival of Buddha Purnima usher in peace and universal brotherhood across the world.” (Source: pib)
PM Greets the Nation on Buddha Purnima
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.
In a message, the Prime Minister said that the teachings of Lord Buddha inspire us to follow the path of universal brotherhood, compassion and the service of the underprivileged and disadvantaged people.
May this festival spread the values of peace and brotherhood amongst us all, the Prime Minister added. (Source: pib)
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