Buddha Purnima greetings

ITANAGAR, May 17: Governor BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have in separate message extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
The governor expressed hope that the occasion would “continue to propagate the ideals of Lord Buddha and promote peace, happiness, and amity in the world,” while the CM, who is himself a devout Buddhist, in his message said Buddha Jayanti is always an important day in the lives of Buddhists “but Buddha Purnima holds specific importance as it falls on a full moon day, which is considered truly holy.”
Khandu called upon the people to take time out, “irrespective of their religious affiliations, to reflect on Lord Buddha’s teachings of compassion, peace and honesty – virtues which are losing out to modern day’s materialistic cravings.” (Raj Bhavan and CMO)