Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has shown his concern about the heavy rains in several districts of Andhra Pradesh that have caused much loss of lives and damage to property. The Holy guru Dalai Lama wrote to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to offer his empathy and condolence to those who lost their lives and loved ones.
“I pray for them,” wrote Dalai Lama.
“I very much appreciate that the state government and other agencies such as the national disaster relief teams are engaged in rescue and relief work and are doing their utmost to provide relief to people affected by this calamity,” he added.
He further wrote, “As a token of our solidarity with the people of Andhra Pradesh, the Dalai Lama Trust is making a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.”
Dalai Lama had conducted major Buddhist teaching at Amaravati back in 2006. He also mentioned that he had been able to visit Andhra Pradesh several times over the years.
On that occasion, the state government provided generous facilities to enable thousands of pilgrims to take part in the event and also visit sacred places like Nagarjunakonda in Guntur district, for which he remains grateful.
He ended by offering his prayers and good wishes.