Ilyumzhinov congratulates Buddhists on the birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni

I would like to congratulate all Buddhist believers on the birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni! It was on this sacred day that the Buddha was born in 623 BC. And today we not only rejoice at the wonderful deeds of the great Teacher but also try to follow his example by doing good deeds.

Buddha Shakyamuni came to our world to help us all to find happiness and eliminate adversity. On the same date, he attained Enlightenment and, on the same date, he went to Parinirvana at the age of 80.

Please accept my sincere wishes for health, success and prosperity. Let love and compassion for all living beings always live in our hearts!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov