New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation on the occasion of Buddha Poornima and extended his wishes to all the Buddha followers in the world.
PM Modi said, “It’s a pleasure to be amongst you, but the situation now is not conducive. That’s why be it from afar and through the medium of technology, I got the opportunity to speak to you and I’m happy about that.”
He praised the International Buddhist Confederation for dedicating the festival to the frontline workers around the globe.
“You have resolved to observe his festival as prayers week, dedicating it to health workers, and other people fighting COVID-19 pandemic, around the world. I appreciate you for this compassionate initiative. I am sure that we will be able to bring humanity out of this tough challenge and reduce the problems of people, with such coordinated efforts,” said PM Modi.
The Prime Minister said that Lord Buddha’s teachings reinforce India’s commitment to saving humanity.
“Buddha is the symbol of both realization and self-realization of India. With this self-realization, India is working in the interest of humanity and the world and will continue to do so. India is constantly working to help other countries across the globe. Today, India is standing firmly in support of everyone, without any discrimination, who are in need or who are in trouble, in the country or across the globe,” PM Modi said.