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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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Paryushan Parva. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

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)

  • 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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Rajdhani Express To Display Odisha’s Art, Culture And Heritage

Odisha's art, culture and heritage will be on display on the exteriors of New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express

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NALCO will sponsor high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets to drape the Rajdhani trains. Wikimedia Commons

Odisha’s art, culture and heritage will be on display on the exteriors of New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) and National Aluminium Limited Company (NALCO) on Monday signed an agreement in this regard.

NALCO will sponsor high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets to drape the Rajdhani trains. The ECoR has three sets of train rakes of Rajdhani Express.

The designs have been made such that each coach will have a distinct display. The designs will adorn the exteriors of the train, said an ECoR official.

The designs will promote three themes – dance forms, archaeological monuments and flora and fauna of the state.

“This will go a long way in promoting tourism potential of Odisha and promote traditional Odishan art,” said Ajoy Behera, ECoR principal chief commercial manager.

Odisha, art, culture, heritage, Rajdhani Express
The designs will promote three themes – dance forms, archaeological monuments and flora and fauna of the state. Wikimedia Commons

These designs will be placed between the glass windows of the coach on exterior side. There will be two more strips, one at the top and the other at the bottom, reflecting various designs in traditional Pattachitra form.

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Nalco’s designs and logos will also feature on the coaches. Reputed designers and agencies have been engaged in the exercise. (IANS)