Following the devastating earthquake leading to a Tsunami in Indonesia, the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday made a donation to the relief and rescue there to condole the loss of lives and properties. His Holiness expressed his sadness in a letter to the Indonesian President, H.E. Joko Widodo according to official website of his office.
“I offer my condolences through your Excellency to families who have lost loved ones,” he wrote according to the official website of Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday, “while also expressing my sympathies to the injured.
“I understand that everything that can be done is being done to care for the injured and that rescue and relief efforts are well underway. As a token of my concern, I am making a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust towards relief efforts.”
“In 1982 I had the opportunity to offer prayers at the historic Borobudur Stupa. I was deeply moved and have felt a profound connection with the people and culture of Indonesia.”
Indonesia is grappling with the widespread destruction wrought by a strong earthquake and a tsunami across the tourist island of Sulawesi. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, creating a 1.5-metre tsunami that has laid waste to the regional capital of Palu. The wall of water reached up to six meters (20 feet) in the town of Palu.
At least 832 people were killed and at least 540 injured.