New Delhi, 06 May 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla has greeted the people on the eve of Buddha Purnima.
In his message, Shri Birla said: “I convey my heartfelt greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens on the sacred occasion of Buddha Purnima. The life and teachings of Mahatma Buddha are one of India’s greatest gifts to mankind. His ideals of ahimsa, truth, selfless service, and peaceful co-existence have stood the test of time and continue to remain enormously relevant to the whole of humanity irrespective of any distinctions of nationality, religion or race. In these difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic, let us also recall Buddha’s emancipating ideas of meditation and mindfulness, which inspire us to stay and meditate at home for peace of mind and to contribute towards fighting the corona virus. On this auspicious day, let us imbibe his teachings in our lives and resolve to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood, peace, and harmony in society.”