The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in his message on the eve of Buddha Purnima has said:-
“On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I offer warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens as well as followers of Lord Buddha across the world.
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. These teachings have become even more relevant in the present times.
May Lord Buddha’s message infuse our thoughts, words and deeds and guide us towards greater compassion, love and fraternity”