Dharamsala, HP, India, 17 May 2014 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated Narendra Modi in his party’s decisive victory in the national elections. In a letter to the Prime Minister-elect, His Holiness stated that India was the world’s largest democratic nation and the most stable in South Asia with a deep tradition of Ahimsa. He said that that he took pride in citing India as a living example of unity in diversity, an ancient country in which all the major world’s religious traditions flourish and from which other countries could learn from. His Holiness expressed that just as he had brought development and prosperity to Gujarat, he prayed that under his leadership India would continue to flourish and prosper. His Holiness wished him every success in meeting the many challenges that lay ahead and in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of this great nation.