President, Vice President, Prime Minister greet nation on Mahavir Jayanti eve

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the people of the country on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir.

President Patil in a statement asked people to get inspiration from the teachings of Lord Mahavir.

"On the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the people. May Lord Mahavir's noble teachings inspire us to work for peace and harmony for the welfare of humanity," Patil said.

Vice President Hamid Ansari also greeted the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.

Ansari, in his message, said that through his divine life and teachings, Bhagwan Mahavir showed mankind the path of right conduct, non-violence, peace and universal love.

"His teachings have a timeless relevance and inspires hope amidst despair, acting as a beacon in our life," Ansari said.Through his divine life and teachings, Bhagwan Mahavir showed mankind the path of right conduct, non-violence, peace and universal love. His teachings have a timeless relevance and inspires hope amidst despair, acting as a beacon in our life," Ansari added.

In a statement Ansari further said: "Let us rededicate ourselves to the enlightened teachings of Bhagwan Mahavir for the welfare of humanity."

While Prime Minister Dr Singh wished that Lord Mahavir's life and teachings inspire people to be compassionate and simple and show the path to a life of happiness and contentment.

"Lord Mahavir's profound message remains a beacon of hope in today's world," Singh said.

The Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated on Sunday (March 28). (ANI)

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