PM greets nation on Mahavir Jayanti

April 6th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, saying the monk’s message of peace and non-violence had become even more relevant in today’s world.
“Lord Mahavir’s life and philosophy inspire all of us to lead a life of compassion, sacrifice and non-violence,” the prime minister said in his message.

“His message of peace and non-violence provides hope for mankind and has become even more relevant in today’s world.”

Lord Mahavir is the 24th and last Tirthankara, according to Jain philosophy. A Tirthankara is an enlightened soul who is born as a human being and attains perfection through intense meditation.

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