Kovind, Venkaiah greet people on eve of Janmashtami


New Delhi, (UNI)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday greeted the people on the eve of Janmashtami, stressing that Lord Krishna's teachings are evident among the country's Corona Warriors, amid the raging pandemic.

Extending warm greetings on the occasion, he said 'Lord Krishna inspires us to establish a society that is just, sensitive and compassionate.

'His message of Karmayoga is a call to focus on our responsibilities, rather than caring for rewards. This spirit has been evident in the working of all our Corona Warriors, who act at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19," he said in a message.

He urged the people to celebrate the festival by resolving to follow the timeless and universal teachings of Lord Krishna, 'for the betterment of our lives and humanity'.

Greeting the people, Mr Naidu said 'May this festival bring peace, amity, harmony and prosperity in our country. On this auspicious day, let us all resolve to perform our duties and to seek the path of righteousness.'

Janmashtami, which is usually celebrated across the country with great fervour and gaiety, would have to be celebrated, while strictly adhering to the safety protocols of wearing masks, practicing physical distancing and personal hygiene.