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.
 

Latest News

20th Shotön Opera Festival Begins
March 27th 2015
Dharamsala, HP, India, 27 March 2015 - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama presided over the opening of the 20th Shotön Festival in exile. The last such celebration of Tibetan opera in Tibet took place in 1958 and the tradition was revived on His Holiness’s advice in 1993. As he drove from his residence to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), the road was lined with Tibetans and other well-wishers, waves of white silk scarves in their hands as the early morning sun illuminated their joyful, smiling faces.

Science, Ethics and Education - Second Day
March 25th 2015

Science, Ethics and Education - First Day
March 24th 2015

Addressing Conference on Strengthening Democracy in Asia and Members of the Gymkhana Club
March 23rd 2015

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences over the Death of Lee Kuan Yew
March 23rd 2015

Explore