The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) which functions as the Tibetan exile govt. in India extended its helping hand by donating Rs. 5 Lacs (500,000) towards Kerala flood relief. The state of Kerala has been hit by an unprecedented gush of flood during the peak of monsoon season this year leading to a huge loss of lives and property.
The official report by CTA explained that extending solidarity and support to the people of Kerala, Kashag (the CTA Cabinet) has announced a contribution of Rs 5 Lacs (INR 500,000) towards Kerala Chief Minister’s disaster relief fund.
“As Kerala battles the worst flood in a century, Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people stand with the people of Kerala. In this time of crisis, we offer our deepest prayers and support towards the relief efforts,” said President Dr Lobsang Sangay according to the report.
According to the reports from prominent sources, more than 350 people had been killed, most of them in landslides, since the monsoon started in June this year. Kerala’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told that the number of people taking refuge in the 5,645 relief camps now stood at 725,000, while promising to save even the last people stranded.
“I offer my condolences to you, to the families who have lost loved ones, and to all affected by the flooding.” the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama too offered his condolences and an aid of Rs. 11 lacs to the Kerala flood relief earlier in August.