Dharamsala, HP, India, 9 November 2015 – In a warm letter to Shri Nitish Kumar, His Holiness congratulated him on the resounding victory of his coalition in the state assembly elections. He wrote that it showed a clear appreciation of the progress and development his leadership had brought to the people of Bihar over the last ten years.
“I hope you will remember that during one of my visits to Patna, I pointed out that even in the land of the Buddha prayers and blessings alone are not enough to effect change,” the letter continued. “To achieve that requires action under the able leadership of the Chief Minister. Your success in the polls now is a reflection of the people’s confidence that you will indeed help them fulfill their aspirations.”
Besides mentioning how much he values the Chief Minister’s friendship, His Holiness ended:
“I wish you good health and continued success in meeting the many challenges that lie ahead in securing the development of Bihar and the flourishing of its people.”