05-05-2012 : Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, in her message on the occasion of Buddha Purnima which is being observed tomorrow, has said: -
"On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I send my greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens.
Lord Buddha's teachings have had influence on Indian culture and thoughts. The message preached by the Tathagatha, of compassion, non-violence and equality should serve as a beacon for humanity in its path towards spiritual emancipation".
This release issued at 1230 hrs.