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Dalai Lama writes to Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik; expresses sympathy for cyclone Amphan victims

The Dalai Lama additionally conveyed his condolences to the households who’ve misplaced family members, and to all these affected by the storm. (File picture)

Tibetan religious chief the Dalai Lama has written to Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, chief ministers of West Bengal and Odisha respectively, expressing his sympathy for the lack of lives and property within the two states ravaged by cyclone Amphan. In his letters to the 2 chief ministers, the Buddhist chief mentioned he’s making a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust for the reduction and rebuilding efforts “as a mark of solidarity with the people of West Bengal and Odisha.” However, the quantity of donation was not talked about within the assertion issued by his workplace on Thursday.

“This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Odisha respectively to express his sadness over the loss of life, the devastation of property, as well as the hardship caused to so many people due to Cyclone Amphan,” mentioned the assertion on Thursday. Cyclone Amphan has claimed 77 lives in West Bengal and Banerjee mentioned the state suffered losses to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore due to it. There has been no affirmation of any lack of human life in Odisha as a result of cyclone, although it affected almost 45 lakh individuals and broken a lot of homes within the coastal districts. The Dalai Lama additionally conveyed his condolences to the households who’ve misplaced family members, and to all these affected by the storm.

“I appreciate the prior preparations that were made to respond to this natural disaster, and the efforts that are underway to provide relief and assistance to those affected,” the Dalai Lama wrote to every chief ministers. To the West Bengal chief minister, he mentioned, “In addition to our profound respect for India as a sacred land, which has also been home to many Tibetans over the last 61 years, we have a special regard for Bengal” primarily due to two nice personalities who hailed from it. They are nice thinker and dialectician Shantarakshita, who established the primary Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tibet within the eighth century CE, and Dipankara Atisha, who revived the apply of Buddhism within the 11th century, the Dalai Lama mentioned.

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