Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Buddha Purnima program through video conferencing on Thursday. This program is being organized in honor of the corona virus victims and corona warriors. Due to the impact of the corona epidemic in the world, this time the Buddha Purnima ceremony is being celebrated as a virtual Vesak day.
Due to the outbreak of Corona virus, caution is being taken this year. This time the Buddha Purnima ceremony will be held on a virtual level keeping in mind the social distance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also give a speech on Buddha Purnima on Thursday. The event is being held in honor of Covid-19 victims and frontline warriors, such as medical staff, doctors and policemen and others.
According to the statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Prime Minister Modi will take part in the Buddha Purnima ceremony on Thursday. In collaboration with the International Buddhist Federation (IBC), the Ministry of Culture is organizing a virtual prayer program with the participation of the supreme heads of Buddhist associations around the world.
The live streaming of the prayer ceremony to be held on this occasion will be from all the major sites associated with Buddhism. These sites include Lumbini Gardens in Nepal, Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Moolagandha Kuti Vihar in Sarnath, Parinirvan Stupa in Kushinagar, the sacred and historic Anuradhapura Stupa in Sri Lanka and other popular Buddhist sites.
The virtual event will start at 6.30 am on Thursday and will run till 7.45 pm. Prime Minister Modi’s 10-minute Keynote speech will begin at 8.05 am. Prior to that, Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel and Minister of State for Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju will participate in the event.
Vesak Buddha Purnima is considered as Triple Blessed Day i.e. the birth of Tathagata Gautama Buddha, attainment of enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana Day, but at a time when the whole world is locked in homes due to a deadly epidemic like Corona and working from home Forced, such holy events have also been organized keeping in mind the rules of social distance.