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Dalai Lama extends congratulations to Narendra Modi

Tibetans have extended congratulations to Narendra Modi for his party’s decisive victory in the national elections in India. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has personally extended his congratulations to Modi reported the Central Tibetan Administration on May 18, 2014. The Dalai Lama sent a letter of congratulations to Prime Minister-elect Modi.

BJP leader Narendra Modi, (C), performs the Hindu Ganga Puja prayer ritual at the Dashaswamadeh Ghat on the Holy River Ganges the day after his landslide election victory.
BJP leader Narendra Modi, (C), performs the Hindu Ganga Puja prayer ritual at the Dashaswamadeh Ghat on the Holy River Ganges the day after his landslide election victory.
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 Gujarat CM Narendra Modi seen with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi seen with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Abhilasha Agarwal/Reproduced with permission from Phayul.com

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has noted that India is the world’s largest democratic nation and the most stable of all nations in south Asia. He has expressed pride in being able to cite India as a living example of unity in diversity. India to the Dalai Lama is a rich ancient country in which all the major world’s religious traditions can flourish. He feels other countries can learn a lot from India.

It is the hope of the Dalai Lama that the leadership of Modi will help India to continue to flourish and prosper. He has wished Modi success in meeting the many difficult challenges which lay ahead of him and in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of India.

The Tibetan government in exile has also congratulated Modi on his victory reports Phayul.com. The Tibetans have also expressed their appreciation for continued support from India. India has offered a homeland for exiled Tibetans ever since the Communist Chinese troops moved into Tibet in 1950. This support from India has been crucial for the survival of the dreams and aspirations of the Tibetans to live free lives in a democratic system.