The President, Vice President and Prime Minister on Monday greeted countrymen on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti which will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday.
In her message, President Pratibha Patil said, "May the message of Lord Mahavir, of love, compassion and peace, guide our conduct and inspire us to follow the path of 'Ahimsa' for good of all humanity."
"On the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens," she said.
Greeting the people on the occasion, Vice President Hamid Ansari asked the countrymen to imbibe Mahavir's teachings for promoting peace and enduring happiness of humanity.
"Bhagwan Mahavir, through his divine life and teachings, showed us the path of non-violence, truthfulness, peace and universal love. His teachings are relevant at all times to emancipate mankind from suffering and to ensure peace and happiness through spiritual excellence," he said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in his message said Lord Mahavir's life and philosophy inspires everybody to lead a life of compassion, sacrifice and non-violence.