Mahavir's teaching even more relevant today: Kidwai

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Chandigarh, Feb 20 (UNI) The world will become a much better place to live in, if we followed the universal message of non-violence and co-existence of living beings as preached by Lord Mahavira, Haryana Governor Dr A R Kidwai said here today.

While addressing a gathering after inaugurating an exhibition on ancient Jain Heritage on the occasion of Pushpdant Panch Kalyanatamak Pratistha Mahotsav at Digamber Jain Temple here today, Dr Kidwai said that it was the prime responsibility of the followers of Lord Mahavir to spread the message of non violence in society.

He said that the Jain religion was one of the oldest and noblest religions of India which has a rich heritage in form of ancient monuments, idols, manuscripts and artifacts.

While referring to a demand of minority status to Jains in Haryana put forward by the Haryana Jain Samaj on this occasion, Dr.

Kidwai assured that the matter would be taken up with the State Government for sympathetic consideration.

The Governor went around an exhibition on ancient Jain heritage put up on the occasion of Pushapdant Panchkalyanatmak Mahotsav organized by Shri Bharatvarshiya Digambar Jain Tirth Sanrakshini Mahasabha at the local Digambar Jain Mandir.

Dr. Kidwai admired the efforts of the Jain Samaj in preservation and UNI JN JS1456

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