DHARAMSHALA: The organising committee of the 32nd Kalachakra Initiation released a statement of income and expenditure incurred during the 32nd Kalachakra Initiation at Bodh Gaya.
A total income of Rs 32,93,33,249.00 (Thirty two crores ninety three lakhs thirty three thousand two hundred and forty nine) was earned while expenses of Rs 25,78,33,249.00 (Twenty five crore seventy eight lakhs thirty three thousand two hundred and forty nine) was incurred for the Kalachakara Initiations, the statement said.
The remaining 7 crores and 15 lakhs has been disbursed for charitable purposes through registered organisations, it noted.
One crore each has been allocated for the Central Tibetan Administration’s Tibetan Children Educational Welfare Fund, Central Tibetan Relief Committee, the Department of Religion and Culture and the Tibetan Voluntary Health Association.
The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the Library of Tibetan work and Archives had also been allocated one crore rupees each.
The remaining one crore fifteen lakhs had been donated to the Bihar Chief Minister’s Emergency Relief Fund in support of the annual eye camps conducted for local residents, educational resources for Indian children living in the vicinity of Bodhgaya, for the renovation work in progress at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, encourage and protection of natural environment in Bodhgaya.
The donations have been made with a view to support higher education and to provide better health care in the Tibetan community as well as for the welfare of Tibetan refugees particularly the newly arrived monks and nuns, officials said.
We would make the accounts available for public scrutiny for a period of one year until 10th January 2013, they added.
The 32nd Kalachakra Initiation concluded successfully on 10th January 2012.
A total of 2,00,000 (two lakh ) people attended the Kalachakra, of whom more than 35,000 were from the monastic community, 9000 came from Tibet, 74,000 were from the Tibetan diaspora, 65,000 were from the Himalayan regions and 10,000 were foreigners from 66 different countries.