President of India in Maharashtra; inaugurates Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan

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The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the inauguration of the Vishwa Shanti Ahinsa Sammelan, at Nashik, in Maharashtra on October 22, 2018. The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre are also seen.
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the inauguration of the Vishwa Shanti Ahinsa Sammelan, at Nashik, in Maharashtra on October 22, 2018. The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre are also seen.

President of India in Maharashtra; inaugurates Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan at Mangi Tungi, Nasik, Maharashtra today (October 22, 2018). The event is being organised by the Bhagwan Shri Rishabhdev 108 Feet Vishalkai Digambar Jain Murti Nirman Committee.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that in the Jain tradition, the principle of ‘Ahimsa Paramodharma’ is distinguished for human welfare and compassion – not just for the absence of physical violence. The President said that Bhagwan Mahavir gave special importance to ‘Apirigraha’ – not taking what is more than essential to live. Humankind is exploiting nature indiscriminately. Ruthless consumption and accumulation of resources is increasing. Due to this, phenomena like climate change are emerging as challenges. Following the Jain tradition shows us a way out.

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