Early Times Report
Leh, Sept 17: Buddhist spiritual leader the Gyalwang Drukpa, who is heading the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage here, the largest in the Himalayas, on Tuesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday.
"It is with great enthusiasm #NaropaFestival Organising Committee wishes Prime Minister Narendra Modi a very Happy Birthday!" Gyalwang Drukpa tweeted.
"We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Government of India for uniting Ladakh with the country and invite all to join us in our celebrations at Hemis!"
A five-day Naropa festival, a carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition, and a grand congregation of Drukpa masters, began on Monday at the Hemis monastery, some 45 km from Leh.