Modi@72: India poised to assume its rightful place in world, says Dalai Lama

Dharamsala: On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 72nd birthday, Dalai Lama has written to him to offer his good wishes and prayed for his good health.

“It’s wonderful that India has successfully met the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Although we have not seen the complete end to it, India today is better placed to address similar challenges in the future

As the longest-staying guest in India I have observed its development first hand.

Now the country is also a rising economic power and a leader in science and technology,” he wrote.

“India’s strong democratic foundation is an example of peace and stability.

Having one of the youngest populations is an asset that will enable further development and the fulfilment of positive aspirations.

I am delighted to say India is poised to assume its rightful place in the world,” he added.

He went on to say that he has “great admiration for the way Mahatma Gandhi made the age-old practice of ‘ahimsa’ appreciated across the world.”