Vice President greets the people on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami

New Delhi
August 29, 2021

I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, who is worshipped as Lord Vishnu's eighth incarnation. Lord Krishna's eternal message, as expounded in the Bhagwad Gita, to discharge our duties with sincerity and without attachment to the outcomes, has been a source of inspiration for all of mankind.

On this auspicious day, let us all resolve to perform our duties with utmost sincerity and to walk the path of righteousness.

While Janmashtami is usually celebrated across the country with great traditional fervor, we need to be cautious this year in light of the pandemic and celebrate the festival in a modest manner, strictly adhering to COVID-appropriate behavior. May this Janmashtami bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our country.

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