DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration expressed deep sadness at the demise of Ms Imtraut Wäger of Germany, who dedicated her life for the education and welfare of Tibetans in exile. She passed away in Munich on Oct 2 at the age of 95.
In a letter to the family of the Wäger Family in Munich, Germany, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sadness at the passing away of Ama Wäger and offered his condolences to members of her family, friends and colleagues.
His Holiness wrote that in her passing away, Tibetans have lost a friend who, until her last breath, kept the wellbeing of needy Tibetans close to her heart.
He also said that among the many who have provided generous assistance to Tibetans, both young and old, in exile, Ama Wäger was perhaps unique. Not only was she generous herself, also directing the support of many other individuals in Germany to where it was most needed, but she personally visited those she helped in different Tibetan settlements and schools in India and Nepal.
His Holiness concluded by saying that he will remember Ama in his prayers.
In his condolence message, Tibetan political leader Dr. Lobsang Sangay said: “The Central Tibetan Administration is deeply saddened by the passing away of Ms Imtraut Wäger, who is fondly known by Tibetans as Ama Wäger.”
“With her demise, Tibetans lost a true friend who had worked tirelessly throughout her life for the education of the poor and needy Tibetan children and assisted in welfare projects in India and Nepal,” Sikyong said.
“Ama Wäger’s humanitarian work has played a pivotal role in the sustenance of the Tibetan community in exile. She was truly a beacon of light that changed many lives for the better. Ama Wäger’s legacies will be remembered by Tibetans in the generations to come. Tibetans will remain forever indebted to her generosity.”
“I send my condolences to members of her family,” Sikyong said.