Dharamshala: In light of the risk and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tibetan Settlement Offices have been taking necessary measures under the guidance of the Department of Home (DOH), CTA.
Dharamshala: At a time when countries around the world grapple with the unprecedented crisis in form of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously announced to give Buddhist teachings over two days next week, in the hope to bring relief amidst the crisis.
His Eminence Gyalwang Karmapa in solidarity with efforts to help those affected by the crisis has donated 28 lakhs in total, towards the PM Relief Fund, the state governments of Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Bihar.
The Office of late Dr Yeshi Dhonden, Padma Shree Awardee and former physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama also donated Rs 4 lakh to PM CARES fund, 2 lakh to District COVID-19 fund and 1 lakh to CM’s COVID-19 fund.
Jonang Kyabje Khen Rinpoche Kunga Choephel of Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery in Shimla today called on Honourable Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur to present donation amount of Rs 1,15,001 as a token of contribution and support to the state government’s ongoing efforts in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic
Zigar Drukpa Kargyud Institute and Holy caves of Guru Padmasambhava Charitable and Meditation Centre at Rewalsar, Mandi has pledged INR 5 Lakh to DC Mandi COVID-19 Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to extend their support to relief the devastations caused by COVID-19 Pandemic in the country.
Kyabje Gaden Tripa, head of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, has pledged Rs 5 lakh to PM CARES fund and CM COVID-19 relief fund to support the relief efforts in the nationwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leh Ladakh: Mr Tseten Wangchuk, Chief Representative Officer, Sonamling Tibetan Settlement Ladakh donated a sum of 5,76,365 rupees to Shri Rigzin Samphel, Commissioner/Secretary of Health, Administration of UT Ladakh as a gesture of participation and solidarity in the UT’s fight against the COVID-10 pandemic.
The Paonta Cholsum, Gapa Tibetan settlement, Kham Khatok and Sakya Tibetan settlement based in Himachal Pradesh have collectively donated a sum of 1 lakh to the CM relief fund, as per Kashag’s appeal to donate to the COVID-19 relief funds of the regional government.
The five Tibetan settlements of Bylakuppe (New and Old), Hunsur, Mundgod, and Kollegal, as well as Tibetans living in Bangalore have collectively raised a total of Rs. 203,65,228.00 (Two crores, three lakh, sixty five thousand two hundred and twenty eight) as contributions to the PM CARES and Karnataka CM Relief Fund and relief measures.
The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has contributed a sum of Rupees 3 Lakh to the Kangra District COVID-19 relief fund on Saturday, and encouraged Tibetans to extend their support through voluntary contributions.
Tibetan community in Shimla called on Honorable Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur to present a donation amount of Rs 153,500 as a token of contribution and support to the state government’s ongoing efforts in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.