Dharamsala, HP, India, 19 July 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Pema Khandu, newly elected Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, to express his congratulations.
In his letter he wrote:
“I am confident that under your leadership Arunachal Pradesh will continue to make progress in prosperity and development, particularly by improving the lives of the poor and needy in your state.
“I am sure it would be a source of pride to your late father that, following in his footsteps, you too have now been elected Chief Minister of the State.”
His Holiness concluded by wishing the new Chief Minister every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead and in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.