कोरोना महामारीच्या काळातही भगवान बुद्धांची शिकवण कालसुसंगत - पंतप्रधान
बुद्धांनी दाखवलेल्या मार्गाचा अवलंब करत खडतर आव्हानांचा सामना कसा करावा हे भारताने दाखवून दिले : पंतप्रधान
जगाला संकटकाळात बुद्धांच्या शिकवणीची ताकद उमजली : पंतप्रधान
आषाढ पौर्णिमा - धम्मचक्र दिन कार्यक्रमाप्रसंगी पंतप्रधानांचा संदेश.
नमो गुरुभ्यो !
आदरणीय राष्ट्रपती महोदय,
इतर मान्यवर पाहुणे,
बंधू आणि भगिनींनो !
आपल्या सर्वांना धम्मचक्र प्रवर्तन दिवस आणि आषाढ पौर्णिमेच्या अनेक शुभेच्छा ! आज आपण गुरु पौर्णिमा देखील साजरी करतो. आजच्याच दिवशी भगवान बुद्धांनी बुद्धप्राप्ती नंतर आपले पहिले ज्ञान जगाला दिले होते. आपल्याकडे म्हटले जाते, जिथे ज्ञान आहे तिथेच पूर्णत्व आहे, आणि तीच पौर्णिमा आहे आणि जेव्हा उपदेश देणारे स्वतः बुद्ध असतील तर हे ज्ञान संसाराच्या कल्याणाचा पर्याय ठरेल, हे तर स्वाभाविकच आहे. त्याग आणि तितिक्षा यातून तप:पूंज झालेले गौतम बुद्ध जेव्हा बोलतात, तेव्हा ते केवळ शब्द नसतात, तर ते धम्मचक्र प्रवर्तन असते. यामुळेच, त्यावेळी त्यांनी केवळ पाच शिष्यांना उपदेश केला होता, मात्र आज संपूर्ण जग त्यांच्या शब्दांचे, ज्ञानाचे अनुयायी झाले आहेत. बुद्धाच्या विचारांवर आस्था ठेवणारे लोक आहेत.
सारनाथ इथे भगवान बुद्धाने संपूर्ण जीवनाचे, संपूर्ण ज्ञानाचे सार आपल्याला सांगितले होते. त्यांनी दुःखाविषयी सांगितले होते, दुःखाचे कारण सांगितले होते. दुःखांवर विजय मिळवता येतो, असेही आश्वस्त केले आहे. आणि विजयाचा मार्गही सांगितला होता. भगवान बुद्धांनी आपल्याला जीवनातील अष्टांग सूत्रे, हे आठ मंत्र दिले. सम्मादिट्ठी, सम्मा-संकप्पो, सम्मावाचा, सम्मा-कम्मन्तो, सम्मा-आजीवो, सम्मा-वायामो, सम्मासति, आणि सम्मा-समाधी. म्हणजेच, सम्यक दृष्टी, सम्यक संकल्प, सम्यक वाणी, सम्यक कर्म, सम्यक उपजीविका, सम्यक प्रयत्न, सम्यक मन आणि सम्यक समाधी म्हणजेच मनाची एकाग्रता. मन, वाणी आणि संकल्पात, आपल्या कर्मात आणि प्रयत्नांत जर हे संतुलन असेल, तर आपण दुःखापासून बाहेर येत प्रगती आणि सुख मिळवू शकतो. हेच संतुलन आपल्याला आपल्या उत्तम काळात लोककल्याणाची प्रेरणा देते आणि कठीण, संकट काळात संयम, धीर धरण्याची ताकद देते.
मित्रांनो, आज कोरोना महामारीच्या रूपाने, मानवतेसमोर तसेच संकट उभे ठाकले आहे. अशावेळी भगवान बुद्ध आपल्यासाठी अधिकच प्रासंगिक ठरतात. बुद्धाच्या मार्गावरुन चालतच आपण मोठ्यात मोठ्या आव्हानावर कशी मात करु शकतो, हे भारताने आज करुन दाखवले आहे. बुद्धाचेच सम्यक विचार मनात घेत आज जगातील इतर देशही एकमेकांची साथ देत आहेत, एकमेकांची ताकद बनत आहेत. या दिशेने 'आंतरराष्ट्रीय बुद्धिस्ट महासंघाने सुरु केलेला 'केअर विथ प्रेअर' हा उपक्रम खूपच प्रशंसनीय आहे.
धम्मपद आपल्याला सांगते-
न ही वेरेन वेरानि,
अवेरेन च सम्मन्ति,
एस धम्मो सनन्ततो॥
म्हणजेच, वैराने वैर शांत होत नाही. तर वैर अवैराने, मोठ्या मनाने, प्रेमाने शांत होऊ शकते. विशेषतः संकट काळात जगाने नेहमीच या प्रेमाच्या सौहार्दाच्या शक्तीचा अनुभव घेतला आहे. बुद्धाचे हे ज्ञान, मानवतेचा हा अनुभव जस जसा अधिक समृद्ध होत जाईल, तसतसे जग अधिक यश आणि समृद्धीच्या नव्या उंचीवर पोहोचेल.
याच सदिच्छेसह पुन्हा एकदा आपल्या सर्वांना खूप खूप शुभेच्छा ! आपण निरोगी रहा आणि मानवतेची सेवा करत रहा.
PM interacts with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination programme in Goa
September 18, 2021
Lauds Goa on the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population
Remembers services of Shri Manohar Parikkar on the occasion
Goa has shown the great results of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas: PM
I have seen many birthdays and have always been indifferent to that but, in all my years, yesterday was a day that made me deeply emotional as 2.5 crore people got vaccinated: PM
Yesterday witnessed more than 15 lakh doses administered every hour, more than 26 thousand doses every minute and more than 425 doses every second: PM
Every achievement of Goa that epitomises the concept of Ek Bharat -Shreshth Bharat fills me with great joy: PM
Goa is not just a state of the country but also a strong marker of Brand India: PM
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination programme in Goa through a video conference on the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa.
Interaction with healthcare workers and beneficiaries
During the interaction, the Prime Minister enquired from Dr Nitin Dhupdale, Lecturer in Goa Medical College, how he convinced people to take COVID vaccines. He also discussed the difference between the COVID vaccination campaign and the earlier campaign. Dr Dhupdale praised the mission campaign mode of this particular campaign. Criticizing the opposition party, PM wondered how after vaccinating 2.5 crore people there were reactions from the opposition party instead of the vaccinated people. The Prime Minister lauded doctors and other Corona warriors for the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa. He said that this is an inspiration for the entire world.
Prime Minister while interacting with the COVID beneficiary and activist Shri Nazir Shaikh enquired how he decided to convince others to take the vaccines. He asked Shri Nazir about the difficulties faced by him in taking people to the vaccination centres. He also asked Shri Nazir about his experience in the vaccination drive. The Prime Minister said that the inclusion of ‘Sabka Prayas’ like Shri Nazir Shaikh’s effort is a big factor in achieving results in this very important campaign. The Prime Minister praised the socially conscious activists all over the country.
While interacting with Ms Sweema Fernandes, the Prime Minister asked what all enquiries she made while people came to her for vaccination. She explained the stages of maintaining the cold chain. He also enquired how they maintained the cold chain for the vaccines. He inquired about the steps taken by them to achieve zero wastage of vaccines. The Prime Minister praised her for doing her duties despite her family commitments and thanked all the families of the corona warriors for their efforts.
While interacting with Shri Shashikant Bhagat, the Prime Minister recalled how he interacted with his old acquaintance on his birthday yesterday. He narrated that when asked about his age, the Prime Minister said ‘Abhi 30 baaki hain’ (30 more to go). Shri Modi advised 75-year-old Shri Bhagat not to dwell on 75 years but should focus on 25 years to come. He enquired about any difficulties faced by him during vaccination. Shri Bhagat expressed his satisfaction with the preference given to the senior citizens. He also dispelled the fears of the side effects of vaccines, as he is a diabetic and did not face any side effects. The Prime Minister praised Shri Bhagat, a retired sales tax officer for his social service and said that the government is committed to enhancing the ease of living including in the sphere of taxation.
The Prime Minister enquired Ms Sweety SM Vengurlekar how she organized Tikka Utsav in remote areas. He asked about the planning that went into organizing the Utsav. The Prime Minister emphasized that the focus was on making it easy for the citizens during the pandemic as far as possible. He asked for proper documentation and dissemination of the logistics involved in such a massive exercise.
The Prime Minister enquired visually challenged beneficiary Ms Sumera Khan about her experience of vaccination. The Prime Minister praised Ms Khan for her achievements in academics and wished her well for her aspirations of becoming an IAS officer. Shri Modi lauded the Divyang citizens of the country for inspiring the lives that they are leading.
Speech of the Prime Minister
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister lauded the people of Goa for achieving Anant Sutr’ (Protection) during the auspicious Ganesh Utsav season. He expressed happiness for every eligible person in Goa getting at least one dose of the vaccine. “This is a major milestone in the fight against Corona. Every achievement of Goa that epitomises the concept of El Bharat -Shreshth Bharat fills me with great joy”, he said.
The Prime Minister remembered the services of Shri Manohar Parikkar on this day of major achievements.
The Prime Minister remarked that in the last few months, Goa has fought bravely with natural calamities like heavy rains, cyclones, floods. He praised all the corona warriors, health workers and Team Goa for maintaining the pace of corona vaccination amidst these natural calamities.
The Prime Minister commended the kind of coordination that Goa has shown in dealing with social and geographical challenges. The pace of vaccination in Canacona sub-division, which is located in the remotest parts of the state, sets an example for the rest of the state. “Goa has shown the great results of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka, Vishwas and Sabka Prayas.” he said.
The Prime Minister struck an emotional chord and said that I have seen many birthdays and have always been indifferent to that but, in all my years, yesterday was a day that made me deeply emotional.” Yesterday’s occasion was made extra special by the efforts of the country and corona warriors. He praised the compassion, service and sense of duty of the team and people for vaccinating 2.5 crore people. “Everyone cooperated fully, people connected this with service. It was their compassion and duty that made this feat of 2.5 crore vaccination in a day possible,” said a visibly moved Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister praised the contribution of the people of the medical field, those who are engaged for the last two years, without caring for their lives, are helping the countrymen in fighting Corona, for the record vaccination yesterday. People associate it with service. It is his compassion and duty that has been able to administer 2.5 crore vaccine doses. The Prime Minister informed that Himachal, Goa, Chandigarh and Lakshadweep have completed the first dose for the eligible population. Sikkim, Andaman Nicobar, Kerala, Laddakh, Uttrakhand and Dadra Nagar haveli are not far behind.
The Prime Minister said that India prioritized tourist destinations in its vaccination efforts though this was not talked about earlier. It was important for our tourism destinations to open. The Central government has also recently taken several steps to encourage foreign tourists. It has been decided to give free visas to 5 lakh tourists visiting India, loan up to 10 lakh with a government guarantee to the stakeholders in the tourism sector and loan up to 1 lakh for registered tourist guides have been instituted, the Prime Minister informed.
The Prime Minister said that the ‘double engine government’ is powering the efforts of making the Goan tourism sector more attractive and giving more facilities to farmers and fishermen of the state. Mopa greenfield airport and 6 lane highway with the allocation of 12 thousand crore, Zuari bridge connecting North and South Goa to be inaugurated in few months are enhancing connectivity in the state.
Shri Modi noted that Goa has taken a pledge of Swayam Poorna Goa to attain AatmNirbharta in Amrit Kaal and has started manufacturing more than 50 components. He underlined Goa’s achievements in toilet coverage, cent per cent electrification, and the great effort for ‘Har Ghar Jal’ campaign. The country has connected 5 crore households with piped water in 2 years and Goa’s efforts in this direction show the state’s clear priority for good governance and ease of living. The Prime Minister also listed Goa’s efforts in providing ration to poor families, free gas cylinder, distribution of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, expansion of Kisan Credit Cards in mission mode during pandemic and Svanidhi scheme benefits to street vendors. Calling Goa a state of boundless possibilities, the Prime Minister said “Goa is not just a state of the country but also is a strong marker of Brand India”.
गोवा के प्रत्येक पात्र व्यक्ति को वैक्सीन की एक डोज लग चुकी है।
मेडिकल फील्ड के लोग, जो लोग पिछले दो साल से जुटे हुए हैं, अपनी जान की परवाह किए बिना कोरोना से लड़ने में देशवासियों की मदद कर रहे हैं, उन्होंने कल जिस तरह से वैक्सीनेशन का रिकॉर्ड बनाकर दिखाया है, वो बहुत बड़ी बात है: PM @narendramodi