*Various delegations call on Malik
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 7th edition 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 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 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. 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.
Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Member Parliament, in his speech said that 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.
Geshes Thupstan, Chairman Organising Committee Yarchos Chenmo gave the welcome address and presented its brief background.
Meanwhile, Governor met various delegations.
Governor met delegations of LAHDC, Leh; Ladakh Amchi Sabha and public representatives of Nubra Sub-division at Diskit, Nubra.
The CEC, LAHDC, Leh, submitted a memorandum concerning the long pending issues of Nubra sub-division to Governor. The delegation demanded creation of separate district for Nubra; making the Nubra Development Authority functional by creating the required posts; timely completion of Shatse Taknak and Udmaru Bridges in Nubra; upgradation of Middle Schools of Chalungkha and Gunesthang Bogdang to High Schools; sanctioning of special economic/financial/employment package to Turtuk block and issuance of Actual Line of Control (ALC) certificates etc.
The public representatives of Nubra Sub Division made a request for allocation of funds for construction of Nubra Yatri Niwas at Skampari, Leh.
The delegation of Ladakh Amchi Sabha requested Governor for amendment of section 16(2-A) of Jammu and Kashmir Ayurvedic, Unani, Sowa Rigpa (Amchi), Yoga and Naturopathy Practitioners Act, 1959 to allow traditional Sowa-Rigpa practitioners to register under the Act.
The delegation from Turtuk demanded for a Women College in Turtuk. Sarpanches and Nambarders of Nubra also demanded creation of a separate district for Nubra.
Governor gave a patient hearing to the demands and problems of the locals and assured that these would be duly examined and addressed on priority.