GANGTOK, May 7 � In view of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Sikkim Government has decided to propitiate the State�s guardian deities to keep the State safe.
�The Sikkimese people have a strong belief and faith in our deities. In the wake of the tragedy that struck Nepal and some parts of our country, the State Government has felt it pertinent to seek refuge in the propitiation of our deities,� an official release said on Monday.
The department has �requested high incarnate Rinpoches to perform all necessary rituals and pujas to prevent occurrence of natural disasters and to protect the people from calamities,� the release added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, his Ministerial colleagues and State legislators will donate 50 per cent of their one month�s salaries for the earthquake victims in Nepal.
The State Government employees would also donate one day�s salary for the earthquake victims of Nepal, Chamling said in a Facebook post. The decision was taken in a State Cabinet meeting on April 28, he said.
Chamling further said that it was decided in the meeting that the State Government would send blankets, mattresses, tents, tarpaulins and clothes to the Government of Nepal for the earthquake victims. � PTI