His Holiness the Dalai Lama Consoles Flood Victims in Ladakh

September 15th 2010

Kargil, Ladakh, J&K, India, 15 September 2010 - The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today visited the flood-hit areas of Kargil and asked the people not to lose heart in the wake of the natural calamity.

He visited Mulbekh and Bodhkarbu areas of Kargil where a huge gathering of people welcomed him.

The Tibetan temporal head, who is on a three-day visit here, had yesterday interacted with flood victims at Choglamsar and Jokang.

"I have contributed Rs. ten lakhs to the Chief Minister's Relief fund for the flood victims. Now I have decided to contribute two lakhs more to the fund," the Dalai Lama had said while addressing the flood victims at Choglamsar yesterday. His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered prayers to provide solace to those affected by the devastating floods in Leh on Monday.

Jammu & Kashmir Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora accompanied His Holiness the Dalai Lama to survey the rehabilitation camp at the worst-hit Choglamsar.

From Choglamsar His Holiness the Dalai Lama went to Jokhang, the main Buddhist monastery at Leh, and presided over a prayer service for the flood victims.

Later, addressing a huge gathering at Lamdon school ground, His Holiness boosted the morale of the survivors to start a fresh new life and told each individual to recite at least 100,000 to 600,000 Mani (Buddhist religious mantras).

Recounting how he recited 600,000 Mani when his mother passed away, His Holiness told the survivors of flood victims not to get dismayed and encouraged them to offer prayers to family members and relatives who lost their precious lives.


 
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama surveys the destruction caused by the floods at Choglamsar, Ladakh

 
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama consoles people affected by the floods at Choglamsar, Ladakh

 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses residents of a relief camp set up for flood victims.


 

 
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Lamdon School in Leh to preside over a prayer service for
flood victims.


 
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses a huge gathering at Lamdon school ground during a prayer
 service for flood victims.


 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the residents of a relief camp set up for flood victims.


 
 A huge gathering of people during a prayer service led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for flood
victims at Leh.

 
 A huge gathering of people during a prayer service led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for flood
victims at Leh.

 

 

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