Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday felicitated people of the state on the eve of Agrasen Jayanti.
In a message, Badal called upon the people to seek inspiration from the ideology of Maharaja Agrasen, who during his regime gave the message of a welfare state by strengthening social harmony and unity.
The CM said the Vaishya community had played a vital role in the socio-economic progress of the country. He said the real tribute to Maharaja Agrasen would be to follow his teachings, which were relevant even in the present times. He appealed to the people to commemorate this auspicious day, rising above parochial considerations of caste, colour, creed and religion.