Addressing the Virtual Vesak global celebration on the occasion of Buddha Purnima on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the difficult time of COVID, every nation has to come together to fight it. He applauded the efforts made by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) to hold prayer week for the Corona warriors. The Prime Minister said: “I applaud your efforts. I believe that such collaboration will help humanity and we will be successful in our fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic.”
The Prime Minister further said that Indian culture has played an important role in the life of Buddha. He said that Buddha is not limited to one instance, or one place, but has inspired throughout the ages. He said that Buddha is an example that strong will-power can bring a change in society. Referring to the COVID warriors, he said that they are working day and night and hailed their crucial role in maintaining the law and order, and in curing people while forgetting about their own problems. He added that they are in line with the teachings of Buddha.