Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey has said that the idea of non-violence, restraint and penance is worth practicing and those who are practicing it is religious.
The governor was speaking at Vishwa Kalyan Varta, organised on the occasion of 2550th “Nirvan-Year” of Lord Mahavir, held on Wednesday at Darbar Hall in Raj Bhavan.
The governor said, “Live and Let live” is the only message of Lord Mahavir which is the best gift for humanity. She said, keeping it in the mind, a person can free himself from evil thoughts.
"We may belong to any religion, creed or sect, but this message is meant for every living being. Lord Mahavir in his discourses laid maximum emphasis on Dharma, Satya, ahimsa, Brahmacharya and Forgiveness. Sacrifice and restraint, love and compassion, modesty and virtue were the essence of his discourses. We are blessed in a country where incarnations like Gods and Godesses and Tirthankar Lord Mahavir Swami took birth and purified this land. Let the messages of Lord Mahavir helps to spread peace, sacrifice and overall prosperity to the State of Manipur," the governor added.
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The governor said Devendra Brahmachari is also giving his contribution towards the society and the country. Following the religion of Sanyas, he is working for the benefit of different sections of the society by teaching harmony and unity, she said.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh while attending the event said, the people of Jain community in Manipur are peace loving, hard working and have patience. He said, the message of Lord Mahavir teaches us the idea of peaceful coexistence and togetherness.
"Many people have dedicated their lives for the cause of mankind with a message of peace, love and harmony. It is because of their dedications, we are able to live together," the Chief Minister added.
Biren also mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working towards making India a strong nation.
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