Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed his gratitude to the Dalai Lama for his kind gesture of solidarity and support to the flood-affected people of the state, which was shared by His Holiness in a tweet.

“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,” CM Sarbananda Sonowal said in a statement.

Tibetean spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday expressed his sadness over the loss of lives and damage to properties in the floods in Assam.

In a letter written to chief minister Sonowal, Dalai Lama expressed his solidarity with the victims of Assam floods.

The recent flood in Assam has claimed the lives of 76 people and affected over 40 lakh people.

“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,” Dalai Lama said.

Chief minister Sonowal also expressed his gratitude to the Dalai Lama for his kind gesture of solidarity and support to the flood-affected people of the state.

Earlier President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also expressed concern over the deluge in Assam.

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