His Holiness the Lama wishes Ilyumzhinov a Happy New Year

On December 29, first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov received a New Year greeting card from the 14th Dalai Lama:

“Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich! Please accept my congratulations on the upcoming New Year 2021!
With prayers for prosperity and best wishes! "
There is a wonderful quatrain written in the 8th century on the greeting card  . The author is Shantideva, an eminent Indian thinker, a monk from Nalanda monastery:
“For as long as space endures
And for as long as living beings remain,
Until then may I too abide
To dispel the misery of the world."


Kirsan Nikolayevich thanked the Dalai Lama: “Many thanks to the spiritual leader of the world's Buddhists for warm wishes! I wish you happiness and prosperity in the New Year 2021! OM MANI PADME HUM ".