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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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Watching Movies Breaks Barriers Of Culture: Rajyavardhan Rathore

He said even if the language of the film is not understood, the emotion in a film is understood

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Watching movies can break barriers of colour and culture, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said here while inaugurating the European Union Film Festival.

Rathore on Monday inaugurated the gala, where 24 latest European movies are being screened from 23 European countries. The festival, which opened with Slovakian movie “Little Harbour”, will traverse through 11 cities in India, read a PIB statement.

Rathore said the charm in watching a film is in seeing the story as well as meeting people, and that is the essence of a film festival. He said that though people across the border vary by skin colour and culture, they are one people, and that watching films breaks these barriers and the story gets communicated to the people of any country.

He said even if the language of the film is not understood, the emotion in a film is understood through the body language.

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The fest is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, partnering with the delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU member states in various city film clubs. It has movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

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It will travel through New Delhi, Chennai, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa till August 31. (IANS)