Gangtok, Jan 16
Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad expressed his deep sorrow on the sudden demise of Ven. Dorje Lopen, the Chief Abbot of Pemayangtse Monastery, West Sikkim on 5th January, 2020.
Expressing his profound sorrow over the unfortunate and sudden demise, the Governor in his condolence message said, “The news of sudden and unfortunate demise of Ven. Dorje Lopen has come as a shock to me. Late Ven. Dorje Lopen made immense contribution towards the State and Nation in his various capacities. The people of Sikkim and well-wishers will always remember him for his noble initiatives and works of compassion towards preservation and promotion of Buddhism. It is not just a sad moment for the Buddhist community, but a severe loss for all of us in the State.”
The Governor joined the people of Sikkim and extended solidarity with the Buddhist Community of the State and entire Himalayan region and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.