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Dharamshala – Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Penpa Tsering and Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel were invited to the International Buddha Purnima Divas celebration in New Delhi on May 4th. The celebration was held at Talkatora stadium and attended by chief guest Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Modi led a special prayer to show solidarity with the people of India and Nepal, and expressed his deep sympathy to the victims of the devastating earthquake in the land of the Buddha's birth.

Other notable Tibetan representatives in attendance include, Home Kalon Dolma Gyari and Religion and Culture Kalon Mr. Pema Chhinjor of the Central Tibetan Administration along with Tibetan Parliamentarians Geshe Rongpo Lobsang Nyandak and Geshe Monalm Tharchin.

Following the celebration, Speaker Penpa Tsering and the Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel met with several Indian officials and dignitaries.