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Narendra Modi calls for unity, harmony as Jain festival ‘Paryushan Parva’ ends

Paryushan Parva is a major festival of Jains which lasts for seven days culminating in 'Samvatsari Parvi'

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New Delhi, Sept 06, 2016: Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday wished the followers of Jain religion on the last day of ‘Paryushan Parva’, sending the message of unity and harmony.

“Michhami Dukkadam. May the spirit of forgiveness & compassion enhance the spirit of harmony & togetherness in our society,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

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Paryushan Parva is a major festival of Jains which lasts for seven days culminating in ‘Samvatsari Parvi’.

On this day, Jains greet each other by saying “Michhami Dukkadam” and observe a whole-day fast.

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‘Michhami Dukkadam’ is an ancient phrase from Prakrit language, which is uttered by one seeking forgiveness for any ill-will or bad deeds and offering a renewal of relationship. (IANS)

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  • Kabir Chaudhary

    Michhami Dukkadam to my fellow Jain brothers and sisters.

  • Manthra koliyer

    The message from the PM is a welcome!

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The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India's Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis.

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Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised “Gandhi Emoji”.

The “Gandhi Emoji” was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature of the Father of the Nation.

“Users in India and across the world can use the “Gandhi Emoji” by using the hashtags #GandhiJayanti, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusOfGood, among others,” Twitter India in a statement.

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The emoji will be live until October 8. It is available on both the actual app and Twitter Lite.

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India’s Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis. (IANS)