President Joe Biden greeted the people of the Jain community on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. While extending his wishes, he also encouraged people to follow the path of non-violence, practice truthfulness and exhibit compassion, which is Bhagwan Mahavir’s teachings.
“Jill and I send warm greetings on Mahavir Jayanti to people of the Jain faith. This is a day to strive for peace, happiness, and the success of all. May we each pursue the values Mahavir Swami embodied: to seek truth, turn from violence, and live in harmony with each other,” Biden Tweeted.
It should be noted that at least one-third of the Jains living outside India live in the United States, numbering close to 150,000. Adherents of Jainism first arrived in the United States in the 20th century. Jain immigration began in earnest in the late 1960s and continues to the present day.