His Holiness the Dalai Lama presenting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with an auspicious emblem in New Delhi, India on July 2, 2018. Photo by Tenzin ChoejorHis Holiness the Dalai Lama presenting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with an auspicious emblem in New Delhi, India on July 2, 2018. Photo by Tenzin Choejor

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Dharamshala, India.—The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for winning the assembly elections.

Writing to congratulate Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on his party’s success in the Legislative Assembly elections, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his appreciation of the vibrant democracy that the people of India have enjoyed since the country became independent in August 1947.

“The people of Delhi will continue to benefit from your able leadership,” he added. “As I mentioned to you on 2nd July 2018 when we launched the Happiness Curriculum for Government Schools in New Delhi," the Nobel Peace Laureate said.

"I have deep admiration for the efforts that you and your government have made towards shaping better, happier human beings with improved values. These measures will have a positive impact on children's overall education, as well as helping the poor to fulfill their dreams of improving their lives," His Holiness added.

“In addition to promoting basic human values and encouraging inter-religious harmony, I am committed to reviving interest in the ancient Indian understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions. I, therefore, appreciate the Delhi Government's initiative to incorporate aspects of inner mental development into the school curriculum," the spiritual leader further said.

"Through such initiatives, you are showing a path to the rest of India. This is important, as I believe India is the only country that can successfully combine this ancient knowledge with modern education and ensure that people know how to achieve lasting peace of mind," the Tibetan leader said, adding: "The positive response I have received from young Indians with regard to exploring such opportunities is a sign of hope and encouragement.”

His Holiness 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.'

As per the Election Commission official website, the AAP won in 62 constituencies with a voting percentage of 53.57, while the BJP got eight seats with a vote share of 38.51 percent. Congress drew a blank for the second successive assembly elections in a city it had ruled for three consecutive terms under Sheila Dikshit.