LEH, May 13: Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur, today visited Jivestal in view of the proposed visit of Dalai Lama to Ladakh in July-August this year.
Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Adv Tashi Gyalson; Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse; Senior Superintendent of Police, PD Nitya; President, Ladakh Buddhist Association, Thupstan Chhewang and Chief Representative Officer (CRO), Leh, Dhondup Tashi were present during LG Mathur’s visit to Jivetsal.
LG Mathur visited Photang Geyphel-ling, which is the summer residence of The Dalai Lama in Leh, and reviewed the arrangements. He later visited the spot at Jivetsal used for delivering sermons.
LG Mathur reviewed the existing infrastructure and discussed measures for the renovation and additional infrastructure required at the Photang and the teaching ground. He reviewed the telecommunication connectivity and power supply at Jivetsal. He directed the concerned officials to construct bunds along the Indus River for protection in case of an increase in water level in the river.
LG Mathur inquired about drinking water facilities, toilet, parking space, lighting and security arrangements at Jivetsal. He stressed on the need for the renovation of boundary walls and maintenance of existing infrastructure.
Chairman LAHDC Leh apprised LG Mathur of the arrangements being made at Jivetsal and Photang, including the installation of CCTV cameras, repairing of public stand posts for drinking purposes, the laying of floor tiles and the installation of the lift at Photang, maintenance of helipad and use of helicopter service during the Dalai Lama’s visit, etc.
Representatives from LBA Youth Wing, LBA Women Wing and officials from PWD and PHE departments were present during LG Mathur’s visit to Jivetsal.