Dalai Lama Says Covid-19 Is Mother Earth’s Lesson In Universal Responsibility

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Mother Earth's Lesson On Universal Responsibility: Dalai Lama On Coronavirus

Dalai Lama termed global fight against the COVID-19 a “lesson in universal responsibility”.

Dharamshala:

The Dalai Lama on Wednesday said that the ongoing global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was a “lesson in universal responsibility” being taught to human beings by the mother earth.

“On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our planet is facing one of the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of its people,” Dalai Lama said.

“And yet, in the midst of this struggle, we are reminded of the value of compassion and mutual support,” he added.

“The current global pandemic threatens us all, without distinctions of race, culture or gender, and our response must be as one humanity, providing for the most essential needs of all,” he said.

Drawing upon the Indian culture of treating the entire world as one big family or Vasudahiav Kutumbkam, the Dalai Lama said, “Whether we like it or not, we have been born on this earth as part of one great family.”

“Rich or poor, educated or uneducated, belonging to one nation or another, ultimately each of us is just a human being like everyone else,” he said.

“Furthermore, we all have the same right to pursue happiness and avoid suffering. When we recognize that all beings are equal in this respect, we automatically feel empathy and closeness towards others,” he said.

“And, out of this comes a genuine sense of universal responsibility: the wish to actively help others overcome their problems,” said the Dalai Lama, adding, “Our mother earth is teaching us a lesson in universal responsibility.”

“This blue planet is a delightful habitat. Its life is our life; its future, our future. Indeed, the earth acts like a mother to us all; as her children, we are dependent on her,” he said, adding “In the face of the global problems we are going through it is important that we must all work together.

Stressing upon the need to realise the criticality of sustainable development, he said, “I came to appreciate the importance of environmental concern only after escaping from Tibet in 1959, where we always considered the environment to be pure.”

“Whenever we saw a stream of water, for instance, there was no worry about whether it was safe to drink. Sadly, the mere availability of clean drinking water is a major problem throughout the world today,” he pointed out.

“We must ensure that the sick and the valiant health-care providers throughout the world have access to the fundamental necessities of clean water and proper sanitation to prevent the uncontrolled spread of disease. Hygiene is one of the bases of effective health care,” he added.

“Sustainable access to properly equipped and staffed health-care facilities will help us meet the challenges of the current pandemic that ravages our planet,” he said.

The Dalia Lama, however, saw the present global adversity as an opportunity.

“It will also offer one of the strongest defences against future public health crises. I understand that these are precisely the objectives set forth in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that address challenges to global health,” he said.

“As we face this crisis together, it is imperative that we act in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation in order to provide for the pressing needs, particularly of our less fortunate brothers and sisters around the world,” he said.

“I hope and pray that in the days ahead, each of us will do all we can to create a happier and healthier world,” he added.

World

26,03,147Cases

17,20,953Active

7,01,410Recovered

1,80,784Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 185 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,03,147 and 1,80,784 have died; 17,20,953 are active cases and 7,01,410 have recovered as on April 22, 2020 at 10:56 pm.

India

20,471 1486Cases

15,859 737Active

3,960 700Recovered

652 49Deaths

In India, there are 20,471 confirmed cases including 652 deaths. The number of active cases is 15,859 and 3,960 have recovered as on April 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai514

Pune134

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar22

Nagpur17

Latur8

Palghar8

Aurangabad8

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Osmanabad4

Buldhana4

Jalgaon2

Kolhapur2

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Nashik1

Sindhudurg1

Amravati1

Jalna1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*4353

5221 552

4248 383

722 150

251 19

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad79

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot10

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*2107

2272 206

2033 175

144 13

95 18

DistrictCases

South175

Central100

North66

Shahdara66

New Delhi56

South East33

South West24

West23

East17

North East9

North West6

Details Awaited*1581

2156 75

1498

611 180

47

DistrictCases

Jaipur104

Jodhpur55

Bhilwara27

Tonk20

Jhunjhunu20

Jaisalmer16

Bikaner11

Churu11

Kota10

Banswara9

Ajmer7

Dungarpur6

Dausa6

Bharatpur5

Alwar4

Udaipur4

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Karauli1

Sikar1

Details Awaited*1477

1801 225

1546 200

230 25

25

DistrictCases

Chennai150

Coimbatore60

Dindigul45

Tirunelveli36

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Namakkal28

Madurai24

Theni24

Karur22

Tiruppur19

Villupuram16

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Salem12

Virudhunagar11

Thanjavur11

Nagapattinam11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanchipuram6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

Vellore5

The Nilgiris4

Ramanathapuram2

Ariyalur1

Perambalur1

Details Awaited*989

1596 76

943

635 178

18 1

DistrictCases

Indore116

Bhopal70

Morena12

Jabalpur8

Ujjain8

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*1365

1592 52

1364 27

148 21

80 4

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar58

Agra49

Meerut32

Ghaziabad23

Lucknow22

Shamli14

Saharanpur13

Kanpur Nagar8

Sitapur8

Varanasi7

Bareilly6

Maharajganj6

Basti5

Ghazipur5

Firozabad4

Hathras4

Kheri4

Baghpat3

Pratapgarh3

Jaunpur3

Hapur3

Azamgarh3

Bulandshahr3

Rae Bareli2

Mirzapur2

Pilibhit2

Mathura2

Banda2

Shahjahanpur1

Kaushambi1

Moradabad1

Prayagraj1

Hardoi1

Budaun1

Bijnor1

Barabanki1

Auraiya1

Details Awaited*1107

1412 118

1226 92

165 25

21 1

DistrictCases

Hyderabad173

Warangal Urban23

Nizamabad23

Suryapet16

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Ranga Reddy15

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Nalgonda11

Adilabad10

Karimnagar9

Mahabubnagar8

Kamareddy8

Sangareddy7

Vikarabad5

Jagitial4

Nirmal4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Peddapalli2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Nagarkurnool2

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad1

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Details Awaited*581

945 26

728 22

194 4

23

DistrictCases

Kurnool57

Spsr Nellore42

Guntur38

Krishna28

Y.s.r.27

Prakasam24

West Godavari21

Visakhapatanam20

Chittoor17

East Godavari12

Anantapur6

Details Awaited*521

813 56

669 30

120 24

24 2

DistrictCases

Kasaragod149

Kannur51

Ernakulam26

Thiruvananthapuram15

Malappuram14

Kozhikode13

Pathanamthitta13

Thrissur12

Idukki10

Kollam8

Palakkad7

Alappuzha3

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Details Awaited*100

427 19

101

323 32

3

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban59

Mysuru34

Chikkaballapura10

Bidar10

Uttara Kannada10

Dakshina Kannada8

Belagavi7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkote5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Tumakuru2

Davangere2

Gadag1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*250

425 10

279

129 15

17

DistrictCases

Kolkata37

Howrah15

Medinipur East12

Kalimpong7

24 Paraganas North6

Jalpaiguri5

Nadia5

24 Paraganas South4

Hooghly4

Purba Bardhaman3

Medinipur West2

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Details Awaited*320

423 31

335 28

73

15 3

DistrictCases

Srinagar33

Bandipora24

Baramulla16

Budgam9

Jammu9

Udhampur8

Kupwara5

Pulwama4

Rajouri3

Shopian3

Ganderbal2

Details Awaited*264

380 12

294 2

81 10

5

DistrictCases

Nuh38

Gurugram35

Palwal28

Faridabad19

Karnal5

Ambala4

Panipat4

Fatehabad3

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Bhiwani2

Rohtak1

Kaithal1

Sonipat1

Jind1

Hisar1

Charki Dadri1

Details Awaited*105

254

124

127

3

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar26

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (nawanshahr)18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur7

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Moga1

Patiala1

Barnala1

Details Awaited*165

251 6

186

49 10

16

DistrictCases

Siwan6

Gaya5

Patna5

Munger4

Gopalganj3

Begusarai2

Nalanda2

Saharsa2

Bhagalpur1

Lakhisarai1

Saran1

Details Awaited*94

126 12

78 8

46 4

2

DistrictCases

Khordha33

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*40

82 8

51 2

30 6

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun17

Nainital5

Udam Singh Nagar4

Almora1

Haridwar1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*17

46

27

19 1

0

DistrictCases

Ranchi2

Hazaribagh1

Details Awaited*42

45

42

0

3 1

DistrictCases

Solan7

Kangra3

Una3

Details Awaited*26

39

22

16

1

DistrictCases

Raipur5

Korba2

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*26

36

10

26 1

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Goalpara4

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Dhubri3

Kamrup Metro2

Cachar1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

South Salmara Mancachar1

Details Awaited*3

35

15

19

1

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

Details Awaited*9

27 1

13

14 1

0

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil3

Details Awaited*4

18

4

14

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*7

17 1

6 1

11

0

DistrictCases

East Khasi Hills1

Details Awaited*11

12 1

11 1

0

1

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

0

7

0

DistrictCases

Pondicherry4

Mahe1

Details Awaited*2

7

4

3

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

0

2

0

DistrictCases

Gomati1

Details Awaited*1

2

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

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