PM Modi extends greetings on Janmashtami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Image courtesy: @BJP4India/Twitter

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to all the countrymen on the occasion of Janmashtami.

In a Twitter message in Hindi, he said, “Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May this festival of devotion and gaiety bring happiness, prosperity and good fortune in everyone’s life. jai Shri Krishna!”

सभी देशवासियों को जन्माष्टमी के पावन-पुनीत अवसर पर हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। भक्ति और उल्लास का यह उत्सव हर किसी के जीवन में सुख, समृद्धि और सौभाग्य लेकर आए। जय श्रीकृष्ण!

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2022

On Thursday, President Droupadi Murmu greeted citizens on Janmashtami and prayed that the festival inspires all to follow the path of virtue in one’s thought, words and action.

In a message, the President said Lord Krishna’s life and teachings included the message of well being and virtue.

He propagated the concept of ‘Nishkam Karma’ and enlightened the people about the attainment of ultimate truth through the path of ‘Dharma’. I pray that this festival of Janmashtami inspires us to follow the path of virtue in our thought, words and action, Murmu said.

The President extended warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens living in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, according to a Rahstrapati Bhavan communique.

Krishna Janmashtami is being celebrated across the country today, 19 August with great enthusiasm. The day is significant as it marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu according to Hindu mythology.

With inputs from agencies

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