Dalai Lama, Patnaik, Pradhan donate for Odisha cyclone victims

BHUBANESWAR: Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama , Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik And The Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Have Come With Donations For People Affected By Cyclone ' Fani ' Who Caused Widespread Destruction In The State And Claimed At Least 35 Lives

As A Mark Of Solidarity With The People Of Odisha, I Am Donating Rs 1,000,000 From The Dalai Lama Trust To Efforts To Provide Relief And Rebuilt, A Letter Written By The Dalai Lama ' S Office To Patnaik, Said.

He Also Hailed The Measures Duties By The Odisha Government In Facing The Cyclonic Storm. Due To The Proactive Steps, The Human Casualties Have Been Minimal, The Dalai Lama Said.

At The Same Time, I Would Like To Express My Grief About The Lives That Have Gone Lost, The Destruction Of Property And The Hardship That This Storm Has Caused For Many People, He Said.

Meanwhile, Patnaik Announced That He Would Have A Year ' S Salary Will Donate To The Prime Minister's Aid Fund ' S For The People Affected By Cyclone.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Also Donated His One Month & Salary.

Official Sources Said The Government Of Chhattishgarh Rs 11 Crore Donated To The Prime Minister's Relief Fund, While They Contributed Rs 10 Crore For The Cyclone Victims. The Government Has Donated Rs 5 Crore.