Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic would change the planet with events in future to be remembered as either pre or post-COVID. He grieved with all those who were suffering in the pandemic and had lost close relations to the disease, he noted.
While addressing the occasion of “Vesak Global Celebrations” on Buddha Purnima, pointed out that the pandemic had impacted every nation. There had been many developments that strengthened the country’s strategy to fight it.
“Most importantly, we have the vaccine which is absolutely important to save lives and defeat the pandemic,” he stated. The emergence of jabs within a year of COVID-19 outbreak showed the power of human determination and tenacity, India is proud of its scientists for developing vaccines,” he observed, saluting healthcare and front line workers for risking their lives to save others.
“The life of Gautama Buddha was about peace, harmony and co-existence, he noted. There are still forces whose existence depends on spreading hate, terror and mindless violence. Such forces do not believe in liberal democratic principles,“ he highlighted.