Dalai Lama conferred dPal rNgam Duston Award on Ladakh UT Declaration Day

Dalai Lama receiving 6th Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston Award in Leh on Friday.
Dalai Lama receiving 6th Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston Award in Leh on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, Aug 5: On the occasion of UT Ladakh Declaration Day the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council here today celebrated ‘Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston’ with great fervour at Sindhu Ghat with the theme ‘The Glory of Ltsangpo Singe Khababs’.
On this occasion, the 14th Dalai Lama was honoured with 6th Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston award for his immense contribution to humanity especially towards Ladakh.
Speaking on the occasion the Dalai Lama stressed on maintaining communal harmony in Ladakh and added that Ladakh and Tibet are connected by the mighty Indus River along with religious and cultural similarities.
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He added that the changing climatic condition is a major cause of concern and urged everyone to be environmentally conscious.
Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Tashi Gyalson expressed gratitude to Dalai Lama for accepting the Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston award and raising the stature and prestige of Ladakh and the award itself.
He said that the reason for selection of the theme focusing on glory of Indus River was to raise awareness regarding the ecologically fragile environment of Ladakh and need to act sustainably.
MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said that Ladakh is blessed to have the opportunity to bestow the highest award of Ladakh to the Dalai Lama on the auspicious occasion of Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston 2022.
Both CEC and MP appealed for the conferment of ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Dalai Lama.
Advisor UT Ladakh, Umang Narula shared that dPal rNgam Duston marks the celebration of the remarkable contribution and achievement of the heroes of Ladakh and seeks to instil a sense of pride in younger generation.
On the occasion various cultural performances, a cleanliness drive and painting competition among other things was organised.
Galden Tripa Rinpoche, Thiksey Rinpoche, Thuksey Rinpoche, Urgain Rinpoche, Khamtak Rinpoche, Khilkhang Rinpoche, previous recipients of Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston awards, Executive Councillors and Councillors of LAHDC Leh, Secretaries and officers of UT Ladakh Administration, officers and officials of District Administration, Block Development Council Chairpersons and others were also present on this occasion.