Buddha Purnima, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, is being celebrated in different parts of the country today. In Bihar, Buddha Purnima is being celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety. The main function has been organized at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under pious Bodhi tree.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister have greeted the people on the occasion. In his message, the President said, 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.
In his message, the Vice President said, Lord Buddha was one of the most illustrious spiritual leaders and his eternal message of non-violence and compassion continues to inspire humanity across the globe.