Gandhinagar, May 14 UNI | 2 months ago

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, today, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima said the people should pledge for world peace, non-violence and service to mankind.

'On Buddha Purnima, we bow to the venerable Lord Buddha, whose teachings have guided the entire humanity for centuries,' he tweeted.

'We pledge our commitment to world peace, non-violence and service tohumankind, ideals that were very close to Lord Buddha,' he added.

The festival of Buddha Purnima that is also known as Buddha Jayanti or Vesak is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls in the month May on the day of the full moon.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)