Vesak Day: Our planet will not be the same after COVID-19, says PM Modi

Vesak Day: PM Modi addressed on the occasion of Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations on Buddha Purnima.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is still here. Several nations including India have experienced second wave. This is a worst crisis faced by humanity in several decades,” said PM Modi.

“One of the biggest challenges of humanity today is climate change. The glaciers are melting, the weather is changing. Lord Buddha said that respect for Mother nature is paramount. The life of Buddha preached peace and co-existence,” he said.

“I once again salute our frontline healthcare workers, doctors, nurses who selflessly risk their lives every day to serve others in need, to those who have suffered & lost their dear ones. I extend condolences,” said PM on occasion of Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations on Buddha Purnima.

“Our planet will not be the same after COVID-19. We now have a better understanding of the pandemic now. We have the vaccine. India is proud of our scientists.”

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“The event is being organised by the Culture Ministry in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) and will witness participation of all the supreme heads of the Buddhist Sanghas from around the world. Over 50 most prominent Buddhist religious leaders from around the world will address the congregation,” PMO said.

Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birth of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is considered a ‘triple-blessed day’ – as Tathagata Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and Maha Parnirvana.

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