Leh, July 23: The 9-day lDumra Khadot Yulsum Yarchos Chenmo was concluded with religious fervor at Khyungru Drigung Kagyut Tongdol-phug gonpa, Khyungru Nubra today. Governor Satya Pal Malik was the chief guest on the occasion. This 7thedition of the Buddhist Council was chaired by His Holiness Chesang Rinpochey.
Governor on the occasion expressed his happiness to be a part of this Buddhist Council and observed that Lord Buddha has taught human beings to always tread path of righteousness, to stay away from the vices of greed and hatred, to respect life and not to harm any living being. He added that it were the virtues of tolerance and non violence propagated by Him which has made Buddhism, the most peaceful religion on this earth. He noted that the every religion has preached respect for other religions and if we adopt our religious tenets in true letter and spirit then there will be no conflicts in the world.
Governor assured that his Administration will make all possible efforts to meet the aspirations of people Ladakh. He directed Ms. Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner, Leh, to identify land for building Girls Hostel at Diskit and prepare DPR for flood management works required to be done in Nubra. He also assured for early redressal of issues relating to the telecom connectivity in the area.
Speaking on the occasion Sh. Gyal P Wangyal CEC, LAHDC, Leh, lauded the initiative of ‘Back to Village’ programme started by Governor’s administration said that it is a significant step to reach out and connect to the people in the remotest parts of Ladakh. He called the day historic since Governor himself was attending this ceremony at one of the far-off village in Leh district. To further strengthen governance in the district, CEC urged Governor to make the divisional offices functional at the earliest. CEC also demanded for early approval of the Khema road project under NABARD. He sought his intervention in proper functioning of Solar Power Plant of Diggar.
Sh. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Member Parliament, in his speech said that Sh. Malik would be first Governor of State in the history of Ladakh to pay such undivided attention to the remote region of Ladakh and visiting the area quite often with a concern for its people to address their challenges and problems. He expressed hopes that Ladakh will touch new heights of development and prosperity under the administration of Sh. Satya Pal Malik.
Sh. Geshes Thupstan, Chairman Organising Committee Yarchos Chenmo gave the welcome address and presented its brief background. He expressed deep gratitude to the Governor for gracing the auspicious occasion with his presence.
The concluding function was attended by Deputy Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa; SSP, Leh Sargun Shukla; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh; Sachin Kumar, Councilor Diskit, Councilor Panamik, Councilor Turtuk, SDM Nubra Sonam Norboo; President LBA P.T Kunzang; President LGA Gen Shadup Chamba; President LBA Nurba, other dignitaries and large number of people from various villages of Nubra.