PM Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the students of the Royal University of Bhutan on the second day of his visit to the country. During his speech, he spoke about the commonalities between the two countries, one of them being the worship of Buddhism.
"Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth and simplicity of its people... It is natural that the people of Bhutan and India experience great attachment to each other, as we are close not just due to our geography. Our history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between our people and nations.
"Whether I look at Bhutan’s past, present or future, the common and constant threads are - deep spirituality and youthful vigour. These are also the strengths of our bilateral relationship.
"India is fortunate to be the land where Prince Siddharth became Gautam Buddha. From there the light of Buddhism spread to the world. Generations of scholrs, seekers have burned the flame bright in Bhutan. We are fortunate to be living vehicles of this great legacy. No other two countries in the world would understand each other so well and share so much. No two countries are such actual partners in bringing prosperity to people's happiness."
Earlier on Saturday, PM Modi prayed at the Semtokha Dzong in Thimpu