June 22, 2013

The Central Tibetan Administration is deeply saddened by the devastating rain and flood that has affected tens of thousands of people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand this week.

The disaster struck in the areas where hundreds of thousands of Indians from different parts of the country are on pilgrimage. Nearly 600 people were killed and the rescue efforts remain ongoing to lift thousands of stranded pilgrims.

We offer our prayers and sympathy for the families of those who have lost their lives and those who have suffered injury or loss of property in this natural tragedy.

As a gesture of solidarity with rescue efforts, the Central Tibetan Administration will contribute Rs. 3 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the flood victims.

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