Ilyumzhinov congratulates the State Oracle of Tibet

Dear Thupten Ngodrup! I sincerely congratulate you on your anniversary. I am sure that all Buddhists of the world will say the most pure, bright and touching prayers in honour of your 60th anniversary on this precious day.

I wholeheartedly thank you for your many years of giving people your attention, support and invaluable help -- kindness, love and compassion; saving the desperate and giving hope to the lost in despair.

I wish you long years of life, happiness and health!

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov