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COVID19: Dalai Lama appreciates India's efforts on his message

New Delhi:Dalai Lama has expressed admiration and gratitude for the steps taken by the Indian government to contain COVID19 pandemic. 

He said today we are passing through an exceptionally difficult time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and further problems such as climate change. He expressed admiration and gratitude to governments across the world, including the Government of India, for steps taken to meet the challenges.

He appreciated the initiative India has taken with other SAARC countries to set up an emergency fund and an electronic platform to exchange information, knowledge and expertise to tackle the spread of Covid-19. And this would serve as a model for dealing with crises in future as also.

"Today, we are passing through an exceptionally difficult time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic," the Dalai Lama said in a message.

"In addition to this, further problems confront humanity such as extreme climate change. I would like to take this opportunity to express my admiration and gratitude to governments across the world, including the Government of India, for the steps they are taking to meet these challenges", he added.

He appreciated the initiative India has taken with other SAARC countries to set up an emergency fund and an electronic platform to exchange information, knowledge and expertise to tackle the spread of Covid-19. And this would serve as a model for dealing with crises in future as also.

He added that the ancient Indian tradition describes the creation, abiding and destruction of worlds over time. "Among the causes of such destruction are armed conflict and disease, which seems to accord with what we are experiencing today. However, despite the enormous challenges we face, living beings, including humans, have shown a remarkable ability to survive," he added.

He continued saying as a result of the necessary lockdowns across the world, many people are facing hardship due to a loss of livelihood. For those with no stable income life is a daily struggle for survival.

He appealed to all concerned to do everything possible to care for the vulnerable members of our communities.

The Dalai Lama also sought to ask people not to feel anxious and do what is possible. How difficult the situation might be, everyone should employ science and human ingenuity with determination and courage to overcome the problems that confronting us. It is natural to feel anxiety and fear on such occasions.

He urged ``If there is something to be done, do it, without any need to worry; if there's nothing to be done, worrying about it further will not help,".

Concluding his message he said "With heartfelt feelings of concern for my brothers and sisters around the world who are passing through these difficult times, I pray for an early end to this pandemic so that your peace and happiness may soon be restored."

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