New Delhi, Aug. 24 (ANI
): On the eve of Janmashtami, President Pranab Mukherjee
on Wednesday conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to the nation and said Lord Krishna's life and teachings emphasize the importance of performing one's duty without thought of reward.
"Lord Krishna's life and teachings emphasize the importance of performing one's duty without thought of reward, of different paths leading to the same goal and of the importance of ethical and moral values to society," President
Mukherjee said in his message.
"On this auspicious day celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, let us commit ourselves to following the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed," he added.
The birthday of Lord Krishna
, better known as Janmashtami
is celebrated with great gusto across the country.
Every year people gather together to recite the tale of Krishna - the eight avatar of Vishnu, sing songs in his praise and celebrate Dahi Handi. (ANI