Contributions pouring into the Covid-19 relief fund

Tshering Palden 

In a show of gratitude and solidarity, Bhutanese contributed millions of Ngultrums to the Covid-19 relief fund in the past week.

The latest was Tashi Group of Companies. Yesterday, Tashi Group contributed Nu 20 million to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund for COVID-19 and USD 24,000 worth of rapid testing kits to His Majesty’s Secretariat.

Kuensel learnt that the company has also provided housing to 669 employees and their families in Phuentsholing. They were earlier living across the border in Jaigaon.

The members of the Peling Foundation, initiated by Gangtey Trulku, contributed Nu 1M to His Majesty’s Kidu fund for Covid-19 and Nu 1M to the government on March 30.

On March 26, Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche of Lhodrak Kharchu Dratshang, Bumthang and Tshokey Dorji Foundation handed over Nu 1M to the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering in support of government’s efforts to prevent and contain the spread of Covid-19.

Both Peling Foundation and Tshokey Dorji Foundation expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the health workers, Desuups, and others who are at the forefront helping people. Following the directives of Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche and Gangtey Trulku, religious ceremonies are also being conducted in various dratshangs and monastic institutions under their respective administrations to alleviate the situation.

They also expressed their deep gratitude to His Majesty The King for tirelessly examining the vulnerable areas across the country in person to ensure that Bhutanese rise up to overcome the pandemic.

The Peling Foundation stated, “This is also our humble gesture to pay our deepest gratitude and an act of solidarity to the nation during this troubled time. We are further committed to supporting the Nation in difficult times in whatsoever capacity we can.”

“By the grace of Kenchosum and the flawless virtue of pure dedication, integrity, and loyalty of our people under the wise, compassionate, and benevolent leadership of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, may the disease and its name vanish at the earliest,” the Tshokey Dorji Foundation stated.

Meanwhile,  the Druk Thuenpapuenzhi Community Forest Management Group of Dogar gewog, Paro also handed over Nu 0.35M to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund, yesterday. 

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