DHARAMSHALA (HP), July 17 - The Dalai Lama has expressed his sadness at the loss of lives and devastation of properties due to floods in parts of Assam. The Buddhist spiritual leader has written a letter to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appreciating the relief and rescue efforts of the government and expressing solidarity with the suffering masses.
�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,� the Dalai Lama said in his letter.
�I appreciate that the State government is doing everything it can to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are under way. 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,� he said. � PTI