New Delhi, July 24 -- : Extending greetings on the occasion of Guru Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the world can defeat the COVID-19 pandemic by following the path of Gautam Buddha.

Speaking at Ashadha Purnima-Dhamma Chakra Day programme, Prime Minister said, "In Sarnath, Lord Buddha had told us the formula of life and knowledge. He told about sorrow, explained the cause of sorrow while assuring that suffering can be conquered. He also explained the way to this victory."

"Wishing you all a very Happy Dhammachakra Day and Ashadha Purnima. Today we also celebrate Guru-Purnima. On this day Lord Buddha gave his first knowledge to the world after attaining Buddhahood," said Prime Minister Modi.

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