06 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: In the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone FANI, Dalai Lama has donated Rs 1,000,000 to Odisha from the Dalai Lama Trust for providing relief and rebuild in the ongoing efforts of the State Government.
In his letter addressed to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on May 5, Dalai Lama mentions, “I appreciate that relief efforts are underway and that everything possible is being done to help those affected. As a mark of solidarity with the people of Odisha, I am donating Rs 1,000,000 (Rupees one million) from the Dalai Lama Trust to the efforts to provide relief and rebuild.”
“I am writing to convey my appreciation of the efficient precautions you and your government have taken to evacuate people to safety to avoid the ravages of Cyclone Fani, with the result that casualties have been relatively low,” states the Dalai Lama.
He has also further mentioned, “At the same time, I would like to express my sadness about the lives that were lost, the devastation of property, and the hardship this storm has caused to so many people. I offer my condolences to those families who have lost loved ones and my prayers for the welfare of everyone affected by this huge cyclone.”