Dharamshala: The outpour of Tibetan Buddhist leaders and public’s solidarity with the People and Government of India in this Wuhan-originated Coronavirus crisis has been extraordinary.
Through contributions to the Central, State and District COVID-19 relief fund as well as distributing ration and food essentials to those worst affected by the pandemic, Tibetans have been leading a collective initiative.
Last week, Kyabje Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche donated a sum of Rs 4 lakh to Arunachal Chief Minister COVID-19 relief fund and 1 lakh to PM CARES fund.
Through his Kundeling Charitable Trust, Rinpoche donated rations and food essential worth over 9 lakh (Rs 9,50,000), benefiting over a thousand underprivileged families in the villages around Mundgod, Karnataka.
Including donations and relief supplies, Rinpoche has committed a total of over 2 million rupees (20,00,113) to COVID-19 relief efforts in India.
Rinpoche also contributed Rs 5,00,113 to the Central Tibetan Administration to support CTA’s Coronavirus relief efforts. He has also contributed Rs 50,000 to provide relief for the needy through the initiative of the Gyumed Tantric Monastery.
More and more Tibetan public, led by the Buddhist leaders and monasteries across India, continue to come forward to help their district and state governments combat the COVID-19 pandemic.