"Buddha also taught that greed for money doesn't lead anywhere. There are no almirahs in the grave. That is what the young India needs to know. That is why his ideologies are significant," Javadekar said.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said Buddha's teachings are more relevant today.
"Compassion, amity, human values, non-violence, and an alternative to the caste system are more significant issues at present," he said.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said: "India has been a superpower in the past. It is developing to be a world superpower again. Following Buddha's values and his path can help our country achieve it."
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