English | Dzongkha Friday, September 21, 2018

Remembering 9/21

Sep 22, 2010

Led by representatives from the office of the Gyalpoi Zimpoen, Dzongkhag and Geog leaders got together in Narang in Mongar to offer a thousand butter lamps in memory of those who lost their lives to last year’s earthquake.

Narang- the worst affected by last year’s quake saw five casualties and major damages to houses, lhakhangs and other properties.

The officials along with the local villagers also hoisted one hundred prayer flags to mark the day. It was then followed by a prayer ceremony.

Similarly, Rabdeys and Drasthangs in different corners of the country joined the nation to remember those who lost their lives in last year’s quake by offering prayers and a thousand butter lamps.

In Bumthang, officials from the Gyalpoi Zimpon’s office and Dzongkhag and the people offered prayers and a thousand butter lamps at the Jambay Lkhakhang.

In Pemagatshel, a prayer ceremony was presided by the Lam Neten at Yongla

Yongla Goenpa was also damaged by last year‘s quake. Sector and regional heads led by the Dzongda joined the prayer ceremony. They also offered a thousand butter lamps to mark the day.

The Dzongkhag administrations and Dratsangs of Dagana and Tsriang joined in a similar task by offering a thousand butter lamps.

Praying for the victims, the monks recited moenlams to prevent such natural disasters in the country. The Dzongkhag Rabdey led by Lam Naten, Dzongda, Drangpon, sector and regional heads and the business community jointly marked the day.

The day was also remembered in Paro. Dzongkhag officials and Geog leaders came together offering prayers and butter lamps. In Samtse too, the sector and regional heads along with army personnel offered thousand butter lamps.

Similarly, paryers and a thousand butte lamps were also offered in Samdrupjongkhar. Later in the afternoon- exactly at 2.55pm when the earthquake struck last year, students carried out a mock drill to prepare the students in the event of an earthquake.

Prayers and butter lamp ceremonies were also held in different parts of the country.

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