Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration held a prayer service today at the Sikyong Hall to express solidarity and mourn the death of Tibetans in Tibet due to natural calamities and the resurgence in Covid-19 cases.
5 Tibetans inside Tibet had died due to a flood although the extent of damage to property and livestock has not been reported. Addressing the gathering Sikyong said, “The death toll from the recent quake in Tibet did not specify how many of them were Tibetans and how many were Chinese. Regardless of nationality, we express solidarity for all those affected by the natural disaster which registered 6.8 on the Richter scale.”
While taking note of the tightened COVID-restrictions, Sikyong added “The COVID-restrictions have added to the hardship of Tibetans inside Tibet. Though we can not ascertain the number of casualty, I wish all the affected Tibetans and Chinese a swift recovery and release from suffering. Through the Department of Religion, we have issued directive to the settlements to observe a regular prayer service in this regard.”
After the prayer service, all the offices of CTA were closed for the day.