The President in his message asked the people to spread Lord Mahavir's teachings of ahimsa, compassion, love and right conduct within India and across the world.
�Let us on this day resolve to spread Lord Mahavira�s teachings of ahimsa, compassion, love and right conduct far and wide, within our country and across the world. May this festival inspire all of us to adopt non-violence in our thought and life,� the President said.
Vice President Ansari, in his message, said: "Through his teachings of non-violence and compassion Lord Mahavir showed an enlightened path for happiness and progress of humanity. On this auspicious occasion, let us commit ourselves for building a peaceful, harmonious and just society."
Prime Minister Modi said: "On Mahavir Jayanti, we recall the pure thoughts and ideals of Lord Mahavir and reaffirm our commitment towards a harmonious and peaceful society." (IANS)