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New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.

In a tweet President Murmu said “I heartily congratulate all the countrymen, especially the Jain community, on Mahavir Jayanti. Lord Mahavir showed the path to humanity by teaching truth, non-violence and non-violence. All countrymen should practice non-violence, take a pledge to have compassion for animals and protect nature”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the people and tweeted

“Today is a special day, when we recall the noble teachings of Bhagwan Mahavir. He showed the way to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous society. Inspired by him, may we always serve others and also bring a positive difference in the lives of the poor and downtrodden”.

Greeting the people on “the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti” Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar in his message said, “Lord Mahavir’s teachings inspire us to lead a life of purity, kindness and righteousness. Let us rededicate ourselves to Lord Mahavir’s ideals & work towards creating a world guided by compassion, kindness and truth.”

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur wished the people on the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir.

“Best wishes on the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, who paved the way for truth, non-violence, sacrifice, austerity and charity. His life will always inspire us to follow Dharma and create a good society”.

Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important religious festivals for the Jain community. Also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, this day celebrates the birth of Lord Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the present Avasarpini.

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