LEH, Jan 28: Terming the soldiers as defenders of motherland just like the protector deities of Buddhism, the spiritual leader Gyalwang Drukpa has asked the people to maintain harmony at any cost.
“Soldiers carrying arms and ammunition to defend the country are not against any religion as they are doing extraordinary duties to safeguard the border”, Drukpa said this during his visit to 2nd Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) Phyang.
He adviced the soldiers to spare few minutes in their daily routine to pray or recite few mantras from their respective holy books no matter what religion or faith one believes in and only God comes in rescue while in trouble.
Drukpa added that good deeds are the individual religion and one should practice good deeds to have good Karma no matter what religion one follows. He also urged soldiers to minimise the usage of alcohol to avoid road accident and added that there must be some rule and regulation for consuming limit alcohol which must follow to have a successful life style.
“You all know very well what is good or what is bad so my speech means to act as a reminder or to encourage you and uplift your morale”, said Gyalwang Drukpa.
Later all the officers, soldiers and their family along with Gyalwang Drukpa prayed for safety and security.
On the occasion, Commanding Officer of 2nd Ladakh Scouts presented a souvenir to Gyalwang Drukpa.
Earlier, when Gyalwang Drukpa accompanied by Drukpa Masters, monks, nuns, Hemis and Chemday Monastery Chakzot entered the LSRC Campus, the Army orchestra escorted his cavalcade to the Army Camp Gompa while playing enchanting musical tune.
It to mention that in few months the 2nd Ladakh Scouts will serve at the world highest battle field Saichen Glacier.
Meanwhile, due to avalanche warning on the Chader Trek route, Gyalwang Drukpa postponed his Chader Trek (10th Pad Yatra) scheduled from January 27 to February 11 in the Zanskar region.