New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing his full support for India’s efforts to control the growing threat of coronavirus.
“I appreciate the enormous challenges that this crisis poses to the world community and the need for strict measures to be taken to meet them,” he wrote.
The Nobel Peace Laureate also thanked PM Modi for the initiative undertaken in partnership with other SAARC countries.
“I would like to thank you for the initiative that you have taken in partnership with other SAARC countries to set up an emergency fund and to exchange information, knowledge and expertise to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Such collaboration will also create a model for dealing with similar problems in the future,” he said.
The Tibetan leader also made a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust to PM CARES Fund.
“As a token of my sympathy and support, I am making a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust to the PM CARES Fund set up to provide relief during crises such as this.
“I would also like to mention that members of my office staff would also like to contribute one day’s salary to the fund,” he said.
“I hope, therefore, that charitable trusts such as the PM CARES Fund will be able to provide these people with urgently needed assistance,” he added.