Shewatsel Phodrang, Leh, Ladakh, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written today to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh to tell him how saddened he is to learn that “yet again over 50 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in our state in the last few days.”
His Holiness wrote, “As I have stated earlier as well, Himachal Pradesh has been my home since May 1960, and I naturally feel an affinity for its people. I pray for those brothers and sisters who have lost their lives. I also offer my heartfelt condolences to their families as well as to others affected by this natural catastrophe.”
“I know the state government and other related agencies are doing everything they can to provide relief and alleviate the effects of this most unfortunate calamity. As a mark of my solidarity with the people of Himachal Pradesh, The Dalai Lama Trust is making a donation towards rescue and relief efforts.”
His Holiness concluded his letter with prayers and good wishes.