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11th Panchen Lama donates medical supplies to Ganzi prefecture
update:February 27,2020

A donation ceremony is held. [Photo by Li Yani.]

Feb.27, 2020 -- The 11th Panchen Lama Qoigyi Gyaibo, member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and president of the Buddhist Association of China, has donated anti-epidemic medical supplies worth one million yuan (about 143,145 U.S. dollars) to the Buddhist Association and religious community in Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan province.
He also donated 200,000 masks to the religious community in Ganzi. 100,000 of them have already been delivered.
Shenyang, deputy director of the United Front Work Department and director of the Tibetan Affairs Office of Sichuan, attended the donation ceremony and conveyed the wishes from the 11th Panchen Lama to religious people and recognized their efforts for epidemic control.
Du Deqing, vice mayor of Ganzi and Jiadeng Luorong, deputy director of the Buddhist Association in Sichuan and director of the Buddhist Association in Ganzi thanked the 11th Panchen Lama for the donation. “There are no newly confirmed or suspected cases in the last three days in Ganzi. The donated supplies will ease the shortage of epidemic prevention materials,” said Du.

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