Tibetan leadership congratulates Kejriwal-led AAP for Delhi election victory

DHARAMSALA, 12 Feb: The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as the political head of the Tibetan people, Dr Lobsang Sangay have both extended their congratulations to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his party’s resounding victory that elected them in power for the third term in a row.

Congratulating the Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for their victory in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections, the Dalai Lama commended on India’s “vibrant democracy” that its people “have enjoyed since the country became independent in August 1947”.

“The people of Delhi will continue to benefit from your able leadership,” the Dalai Lama has said congratulating the Chief Minister and AAP for their victory in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections.

The Tibetan Nobel Laureate has also commended on India’s “vibrant democracy” and reiterated his deep admiration for the Kejriwal-led AAP for their efforts “towards shaping better, happier human beings with improved values”.

The octogenarian Tibetan leader who launched the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi Government Schools in July 2018 with the Chief Minister has reserved special praise for the “Government’s initiative to incorporate aspects of inner mental development into the school curriculum”.

“These measures will have a positive impact on children’s overall education, as well as helping the poor to fulfil their dreams of improving their lives,” the Dalai Lama has said.

The Dalai Lama concluded by wishing the “Chief Minister every success in meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in strengthening happiness and fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Delhi”.

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay has described Kejriwal-led AAP’s resounding victory in the Delhi election as a reflection of the trust people of Delhi has in his leadership and the AAP as he congratulated the party on behalf of the CTA and the Tibetan people.

President Sangay has also singled out AAP’s Happiness Curriculum’ as a “noteworthy reforms in its public education system” and expressed the gratitude of the Tibetan people for the Delhi government’s support towards Tibetans living in Delhi.

“We are always grateful to the support the Delhi government has rendered towards Tibetans living in Delhi, particularly in the Tibetan colony in Majnu ka till”,” he has said and concluded by wishing the Delhi government “success in their mandate”.

The 2020 Delhi State Assembly election saw the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP stormed to power on Tuesday for the third term by winning 62 of 70 seats, leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with just eight seats while the Congress party draw a blank.

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 62.59 per cent when elections were held on Saturday in the national capital.

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