With kind support from Debra Chrystal (USA), we have completed the distribution of food items to 50 poor and needy Tibetans living in and around Dharamsala.
The food items distributed included 10 kg of rice, 10 kg of wheat flour, 1 litre oil, 1 kg tea leaves, 1/2 kg oats, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg of salt and 2 kg of roasted barley flour (Tsampa – Staple diet of the Tibetans).
These poor Tibetans are mostly those elders with no family support whatsoever. Many of them are living as hermits above the hills of McLeod Ganj. Though we hoped to complete the distribution much earlier, many of them have been to Bodh Gaya during the winter to receive the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. During such teachings, they also receive donations in kind and cash from the pilgrims.
We thank Debra Chrystal for her kind and constant support to these poor and needy Tibetans. She has been doing this for the last few years continuously. She has also distributed winter clothes and reading glasses in the past.