IPR News Service
The Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling attended the prayer recitation ceremony at Samdrupste. The ceremony was performed by Rimpoche Loday Dhongzin of Tsedup Choling Monastery Alley and was organized by the Guru Padmasambhava Society. The 12 crore mantra (Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hung) recitation ceremony started on 3rd October and the final recitation would conclude on 17th October 2010.
Chamling took part in the prayer recitation ceremony inside the prayer hall with the devotees and Lamas. Shortly after that he proceeded towards the rest hut where he sat down with the members of the Samdrupste Maintenance Committee. He was apprised by the Sangha MLA that Samdrupste was in need of additional infrastructure and the statue of Guru Padmasambhava required some renovation. At this the District Collector (South), AK Singh who is also the Chairman of the committee agreed on the renovation necessity of the statue and other developmental additions to the complex. The Chief Minister asked the committee to plan thoroughly and draft the requirements for the Samdrupste complex and place it to the Government for approval and he also assured to help the committee. The Chief Minister said that it is his dream to see Samdrupste become a complete tourist spot in every aspect.
Chamling said that the Government only constructs these monuments but ultimately it is the people who have to utilize these infrastructures to their advantage. While at this, Chamling said that the sanctity of these holy places should be preserved by the people and added that a good ambience should be created in these places so as to give positive impression to the visitors there.
Addressing the issue of poor quality of the uniforms supplied to the lamas of monastic schools, he said that this matter should be voiced by the Lamas themselves from all the places of the state to bring up this matter before the Government. He said that his government is for the people, of the people and by the people so every citizen of Sikkim has the right to voice their grievances on any matter/issue if their rights are being stepped on by fraudulence. Also addressing on the suicidal case in the society, the Chief Minister said that the established grounds are abuse of drugs, family disputes and negligence of aged parents which should be checked upon by the society, he said