"Our democracy has been deeply influenced by Buddhist ideals and symbols"

    14-Jul-2022   
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Terming Buddhism one of the greatest spiritual traditions of India, President Ram Nath Kovind said the country's democracy has been deeply influenced by its ideals and symbols.
 
President Ram Nath Kovind  
 
"Our democracy has been deeply influenced by Buddhist ideas and symbols. The national emblem is taken from the Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath, which also has the Dharma Chakra engraved on it. Behind the chair of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the sutra 'Dharma Chakra Pravartanaya' is inscribed," he said as he addressed the Dhammachakra Day 2022 celebrations at Uttar Pradesh's Sarnath, through a video message.
 
"The purpose of remembering these teachings on this occasion is that all people should inculcate the right meaning of the teachings of Lord Buddha and remove all the evils and inequalities to make a world full of peace and compassion," he added.