BHUBANESHWAR, Orissa: As per guidance from H.H. The Dalai Lama, and the Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, the Tibetan settlement officer (Representative of CTA) Mr. Ngawang Yonten led 40 people from Tibetan refugee community in Chandragiri, District Gajapatti, Orissa, to Bhubaneswar on 30.09.2011, to show solidarity with the local people who has lost their lives and their family members in the devastating flood situation in more than 6 districts of Orissa on 22.09.2011 which took around 100 lives and destroyed houses and public property worth more than 2100 crores.
The Central Tibetan Administration offered Rs. 3 Lakhs and the Tibetan refugee community in Chandragiri has offered Rs. 50,000.00. Out of Rs. 3.5 Lakhs, Mr. Ngawang Yonten and his colleague Mr. Yeshi Sonam, met the Hon’ble Chief Minister at his office on 30.09.2011, and handed over the cheque of Rs. 1.5 lakhs for the CM’s Relief Fund. The remaining Rs. 2 Lakhs were used for distributing dry ration and clothes for the severely affected people.
The Chief Minister was happy to see the Tibetan team, and told us to say special thanks to His Holiness for contributing Rs. 10 Lakhs and the condolences letter. We also took the opportunity to thank the Chief Minister and his government, and the people of Orissa for providing the settlement for the Tibetan Refugee community in Orissa.
The group of Phuntsokling Tibetan refugee community relief team, in consultation with the Joint Relief Commissioner Mr. S.C. Suar, met the ADM of Jajpur District Mr. R.R. Hembram, and other officials and directed to distribute dry ration food and clothes towards 420 family members of Kimbiria Pal, Udaipur, Malda, Milee Milapur and Bali Nuaga villages consisting mostly of minority peoples like Muslim, Harijan and Adivasis.Naveen