Panchen Lama expresses sorrow over earthquake
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Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2010, 21:58
Beijing: The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, who is projected by China as the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists Friday expressed sorrow over the death and destruction caused by the earthquake in Tibetan dominated province of Qinghai.

He has donated USD 15000 for the quake relief efforts. In a message to quake victims, the Panchen Lama said he is deeply sadden and shocked by the loss of life and destruction of property in Wednesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake.

He hoped the victims of the earthquake will weather the disaster and rebuild their homes under the leadership of the government.

Dalai Lama too has expressed condolences to the victims of the quake.

The Panchen Lama also asked Tibetan monks at the Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas in Tibet's Xigaze, to pray for the quake victims.

Several Buddhists temples were also destroyed in the quake.


First Published: Friday, April 16, 2010, 21:58

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