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Tibetans' charity for flood victims

October 26, 2009

Times of India,
October 23, 2009

MYSORE -- In a noble gesture, Tibetans in the
Mysore region, donated Rs 7.5 lakh for
rehabilitation of flood affected in the northern
Karnataka districts, on Friday.

Over 200 nuns and monks attached to the Tibetan
settlement camp at Bylakuppe participated in a
special mass prayer organised at a park near the
deputy commissioner's office. Abbot Sera Jey
monastery's highest lama Abbot Lobsang Palden led the prayers.

The organizers said the government and people of
India, particularly in Karnataka, have been kind
and generous towards them for decades nd extended
hospitality. "Though it is not possible to repay
your generosity in terms of money, as a token of
our love, we are contributing in a little way," they said.

All the four monasteries, including Sera and
Namdroling, have given a total of Rs 6 lakh and
Tibetans working in different organisations have
contributed their one day's salary, which has
accounted to Rs 1.4 lakh, towards the calamity
relief fund. The remaining amount was collected
from people as donations for the cause, they added.

Three cheques and an idol of Lord Buddha were
presented to deputy commissioner P. Manivannan.
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