Mcleodganj: The 14th Dalai Lama In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, expressed his support for his efforts to control the growing threat of the coronavirus. The 14th Dalai Lama said, 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. 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. For those with no stable income in particular, it is becoming very hard to make ends meet. I hope, therefore, that charitable trusts such as the PM CARES Fund will be able to provide these people with urgently needed assistance. In last, Dalai Lama affirmed his confidence in the steps being taken by the Central Government and prayed that they would be effective in containing the spread of the virus.