Guwahati: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has donated Rs 10 lakh to support flood relief work in Assam on Thursday.
He also expressed grief over the hardship caused to people due to the disaster over the letter.
In a letter to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, he said, “The unprecedented rainfall and flooding in the state has led to extensive loss of life and property, and displacement of millions of people over the last week is a calamity.”
It is most unfortunate that monsoon rains in Assam and other parts of the country wreak havoc year after year, he added.
The Tibetan spiritual guru also appreciates the agencies concerned are doing everything to rescue those affected and provide them with relief.
“As a mark of my solidarity with the people of Assam, I am donating Rs 10,00,000 (Rupees one million) from the Gaden Phodrang Trust of the Dalai Lama to support those efforts,” he stated.
Thanking the spiritual guru, Sarma tweeted, “Assam is humbly feeling blessed at His Holiness @DalaiLama expressing concerns at ravaging floods in Assam and hardships it is causing. He has graciously sent his blessings. Assam Government is so grateful to Gaden Phodrang Trust of The Dalai Lama for having donated Rs 10 lakh.”