Dharamshala: Kyabje Gaden Tripa, head of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, has pledged Rs 5 lakh to PM CARES fund and CM COVID-19 relief fund to support the relief efforts in the nationwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administrator of Sera Jey Monastery handed over the cheque of Rs 3 lakh to PM CARES fund and 2 lakh to CM COVID-19 relief fund to Honourable Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on 15 April.
A letter of solidarity from the Gaden Tripa was also conveyed to the Honourable Chief Minister.
“We deeply share the concerns over what is happening over the world and in particular the difficulties in India in connection with COVID-19,” Kyabje Gaden Tripa said in the letter.
He also thanked the outstanding leadership and the timely actions taken by the Prime Minister, the Central and Karnataka state government in curbing the spread of the virus in the country.
Rinpoche expressed his heartfelt prayers and wished for India to achieve a speedy resolution to the crisis.
He also assured that the Tibetan monastic community are observing prayers for all those who lost their lives to COVID-19 and the people who are fighting the virus.