President, PM greet people on Janmashtami

''On this auspicious festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, let us remember one of his messages from the Bhagwat Gita -- He who is free from malice towards all beings, friendly and compassionate, rid of 'I' and 'Mine', balanced in joy and sorrow, forgiving by nature, ever contented is dear to God.

''May this day strengthen our commitment to pluralism, unity and brotherhood.'' Dr Singh said the teachings of Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita have a profound significance, which continue to enlighten and guide us in our daily life.