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Countrywide religious figures donate 20 mln to quake-hit zone
15:13, April 19, 2010  

A total number of 20 million yuan had been donated by religious figures all over the country to the quake-hit Yushu in northwest China's Qinghai Province, as of April 18.

Meanwhile, hundreds of tents, cotton quilts and related goods had been delivered to the quake zones.

The Buddhist Association of China held a chant prayer ceremony on April 16 and made a donation of 2.33 million yuan. The Chinese Taoist Association raised 1.08 million yuan for quake-hit zone. The Islamic Association of China, Christianity Association in China and Chinese Catholic groups donated 100,000 yuan, 1 million yuan and 200,000 yuan respectively. In addition, the Amity Foundation donated 1 million yuan for quake relief efforts.

After the 11th Panchen Lama, Erdini Qoigyijabu, donating 100,000 yuan, another 750,000 yuan had been raised among the Tibetan monasteries including Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery and Drepung Monastery.

Source:China Tibet Information Center


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