IMPHAL, Apr 4: The state Governor has wished the people of the state on the occassion of the Mahavir Jayanti.
“I heartily greet the people of Manipur and specially our Jain brethren on the sacred and auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, 2012” a message from the governor stated.
“An outstanding apostle of peace and non-violence – Lord Mahavir showed the path to salvation through love, compassion, mercy, benevolence, forgiveness, non-violence and renunciation of materialistic world. He wished to build a new world order based on equality of mankind transcending the barriers of caste, creed and religion and preached an eternal message of peaceful co-existence of humanity as a whole” the message added.
“While celebrating the birth of Lord Mahavir, along with paying obeisance to this crusader of peace, we should pledge to follow the spiritual and ethical precepts which are an essential feature of this festival. Let us dedicate ourselves to the ideals, principles and eternal values espoused by Him, so that the celebration of Mahavir Jayanti is truly meaningful, the message added.