A prayer meeting held for the lost lives and bereaved families of Japan at Enchey monastery by the Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management Department.
Prayers were performed by Buddhist monks and 1000 butter lamps were lighted in the memory of departed souls. The gathering prayed for the end of miseries caused by Tsunami and then leakages from the Daiichi Nuclear plant at Fukushima.
Minister for Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management, Bhim Dhungel who led the prayer meeting said “Humanitarian boundaries don’t exist. During the natural disasters it’s our duty to stand with people of Japan and we pay our heartfelt condolences caused due to earthquake and Tsunami”.
Officials from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) also pay their commiseration and pray for the well being of affected people”. Anil Mainera, Project Director of JICA in Sikkim said that in the time of need our wishes, sympathy and our all our support is with the people of Japan”.
JICA is engaged in Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management in Sikkim. Japan, facing one of the biggest challenges after World War II asserted that there won’t be any reduction in developmental projects going around in the developing countries.
Suggestions to help Japan in cash and kind also floated during the prayer meet. Sports Department secretary, Karma Bhutia opined “If we can urge people of Sikkim to contribute in cash or kind and provide whatsoever possible help to CM relief fund and PM relief fund that would surely help our Japanese counterparts”.
Condolence meetinG was also attended by Secretary Forest, S.T Lachungpa, HRDD Secretary, C.S. Rao and other government officials and personnel form JICA.