Dalai Lama expresses solidarity with Assam flood victims

Guwahati, July 17: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama expresses solidarity with Assam flood victims and has written to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressing his sadness at the loss of lives and damage properties in the devastating flood in Assam.

The Dalai Lama also expressed his solidarity with the victims of the floods in the state.

The monsoon rains in Assam and other parts of India bring destruction and great suffering to people year after year. Unfortunately, this year the situation has been made even more troublesome by the continuing Coronavirus pandemic. I am writing to you today to express my sadness at the loss of life and devastation of property, as well as the tremendous hardship caused to so many due to flooding in many parts of your state. I appreciate that the State Government is doing everything it can to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are underway. As a gesture of solidarity with the people of Assam, I am making a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust towards relief and rescue efforts,” the Dalai Lama said.

76 people have lost their lives in the devastating flood in Assam so far and nearly 40 lakh people are affected.

On the other hand, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed gratitude to spiritual guru for his kind gesture of solidarity and support to the flood-affected people of Assam, which was shared by His Holiness in a tweet.

In a statement, the Assam Chief Minister said that – “On behalf of the people of Assam, my heartfelt thanks to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his blessings and kind gesture of solidarity & support to all affected by floods in Assam.