Dharamshala: The Administrators of Sera Jey and Sera Mey Monastery in Bylakuppe visited the Lugsam and Delar Tibetan settlements on Saturday to distribute relief money of 3000 each to a total of 70 destitute Tibetans as per the guidance of the Settlement offices.
Among the 70, several were destitute elderlies and infirm persons who were personally visited by the representatives at their residences.
Earlier on 1 May, Sakya Tsechen Choeling Monastery donated dry ration for 37 elderlies and 7 staff at the Old Age Home. Additionally, as appealed by the Settlement Officer for the need for essential medical kits for the Old Age Home, the Monastery also donated thermometres and oxygen ventilators.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a nationwide shortage of the medical kits, however, due to the collective contributions of Tibetan monasteries, NGOs and individuals, the Lugsam Tibetan settlement has procured the essential medical kits to fight the COVID-19.
Furthermore, their contributions towards the welfare of the local Tibetans have been such that not a single person or household has faced shortages of food supplies even after the almost two months of nationwide lockdown. Many have also extended helping hands to the needy Indians in the area.
The Settlement Office led by Mr Thupten Tsering applauded all their efforts and solidarity shown in this time of crisis.