December 22, 2021
Karmapa’s message following the passing of Sheila Dikshit
Following the passing of Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi from 1998-2013, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message:
Here is a transcript of Karmapa’s letter:
Dear dharma friends
The loss of Sheila Dikshit is a cause of great sadness for Delhi and India.
India’s longest-serving female chief minister, Sheila Dikshit was instrumental in developing Delhi into the wonderful capital city that it is today.
Her life is a great inspiration and example for young girls and boys, and indeed for all of us who wish to make a difference in our lives.
As a resident in and guest of Delhi for many years, I have personally benefited from Sheila Dikshit’s tireless service to this city.
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones. I offer my prayers to all of you.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa