DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama donates USD 50,000 towards relief and reconstruction efforts in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan where a deadly earthquake wreaked havoc on 7 February.
Mr Dawa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, presented the token amount to Mr Li Jiang, the Mayor of Tainan city.
The earthquake resulted in the death of over a hundred people and massive damage to properties. It was the deadliest earthquake in Taiwan since the earthquake in 1999.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has earlier, in a letter to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou, expressed his sadness on learning of the powerful earthquake that struck the country.