Dharamshala: The Department of Religion and Culture of Central Tibetan Administration sanctioned Rs 2.5 Lakh to support relief and reconstruction efforts at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery. The Tibetan monastery situated in Kais village of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh caught fire on Wednesday, 13 February. No casualty has been reported.
Acting Secretary of Department of Religion and Culture, Dawa Tsultrim conducted an immediate fire-audit at the Monastery which revealed that the accident was caused by electrical short circuit. Secretary Tsultrim also held meetings with the local authorities, fire brigade and the Revenue Office to effectively file a fire-accident report.
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 12 May 2005.