Prominent personalities wish people on Janmashtami
President Ram Nath Kovind, said in a message, “On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad”
Prominent personalities and leaders of the country took to Twitter to wish the public on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “आप सभी को श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की शुभकामनाएँ।”
President Ram Nath Kovind, said in a message, “On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad.” He added, “The Janmashtami is a festival to dedicate ourselves to the life and teachings of Lord Shri Krishna. This festival is also an occasion to spread the message of Lord Shri Krishna that emphasised the virtue of righteousness, truthfulness and more on duty than reward. May this festival inspire us to assimilate all these eternal values.”
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, also greeted the people. He said, “I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.”
He added, “Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, who is worshipped as Lord Vishnu's eighth incarnation. Lord Krishna's eternal message, as expounded in the Bhagwad Gita, to discharge our duties with sincerity and without attachment to the outcomes, has been a source of inspiration for all of mankind (...) On this auspicious day, let us all resolve to perform our duties with utmost sincerity and to walk the path of righteousness.”
The Vice President appealed to the public to celebrate the festival “strictly adhering to COVID-appropriate behaviour”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Greetings to you all on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.”
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar wished the people and said that the teachings of Lord Krishna should be followed by the devotees. Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya also said, “Lord Krishna worked for the entire humanity. Therefore, we should also follow his teachings and work for the welfare of society.”
(With inputs from IANS)