His Holiness expresses sadness on loss of life in J&K flood

DHARAMSALA, Sep 11: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today expressed sadness at the loss of life and property caused by a massive flooding in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and offered his condolences to the families who have lost the loved ones.

Photo : Indian Express
Photo : Indian Express

In a missive to the state’s Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the 79 year old Tibetan leader wrote that he “understood that everything was being done to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are underway” while expressing his deep condolences to the Chief Minister and the families that have lost loved ones in the devastating calamity.

As a token of sympathy, a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust has been offered to the Chief Minister’s flood relief fund, the Tibetan leader’s office said in a statement on the official website dalailama.com.

The catastrophic deluge has resulted in the loss of more than 200 lives and rendered thousands of people homeless.

Nearly one lakh people have been rescued till now as Indian army, air force and National Disaster Relief Force continue their concerted rescue operations in the valley which has witnessed the worst flood in six decades, according to media reports.

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