On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, I extend my warmest greetings to all Islanders of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This sacred day, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and nirvana of Lord Buddha, is a time for reflection, peace, and renewal.

Lord Buddha's teachings of compassion, tolerance, and inner peace have profoundly impacted countless lives across the globe. His message of non-violence, understanding, and love for all beings is especially pertinent today, as we strive to build a harmonious and inclusive society.

As we celebrate Buddha Purnima, let us draw inspiration from Lord Buddha's life and teachings. May we practice kindness and empathy in our daily interactions and work together to foster a community rooted in mutual respect and harmony.

May this sacred day bring you and your families immense joy, peace, and spiritual fulfillment. Let us come together to celebrate this day with reverence and a renewed commitment to the values of compassion and unity.

Wishing you all a blessed and serene Buddha Purnima.

Kuldeep Rai Sharma,

Member of Parliament,

Andaman and Nicobar Islands