Vice Prez invokes Mahavir to ask people to adopt positive attitude during coronavirus crisis

New Delhi, Apr 5 () Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted people on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti on Sunday and asked them to draw inspiration from the life of Lord Mahavir at a time when the world is facing the coronavirus crisis.

"Lord Mahavir was one of the most charismatic and influential spiritual leaders to have walked the earth. His messages of non-violence, truth, honesty, selflessness and sacrifice are timeless and full of universal compassion," Naidu said in a message.

"We must draw inspiration from Lord Mahavir's life, his practice of austerity, his stress on the need to adopt a positive attitude towards life ... especially now, when humanity is facing a formidable health crisis of the spread of COVID-19," the Vice President said.

In the face of this daunting challenge, we must remain united and strive to protect and heal not just ourselves but the entire world, he said. NAB CK

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