His Holiness the Dalai Lama concerned about Sikkim earthquake

September 20th 2011

Dharamsala, HP, India, 20 September 2011 - In a letter offering his condolences to the Chief Minister of Sikkim, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his concern for the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in the state.


File photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Chief Minister of Sikkim Dr. Pawan Chamling taken during a visit to Sikkim on December 22, 2010. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
“I was saddened to learn about the loss of life and damage to property that the recent earthquake has caused across isolated Himalayan regions, particularly in Sikkim. I offer my sympathy and condolences to all those families, who have been directly affected by what I understand is one of the worst earthquakes in recent memory,” His Holiness said in his letter dated 20th September 2011.

His Holiness offered his prayers for those affected by this tragic natural calamity and also donated Rs. 500,000 from the Dalai Lama Trust towards relief work in the affected areas of the state.
 

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