Tatsak Rinpoche receives grand welcome in Zanskar

Buddhist spiritual leaders during meeting in Zanaskar.
Buddhist spiritual leaders during meeting in Zanaskar.

Excelsior Correspondent
Kargil, July 27: Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche visited Duzin Phodang, accompanied by the mummified body of the Late Geshe Lharanpa Lobsang Chultrim.
Rinpoche received a warm and traditional welcome from the monks of various Gonpas in Zanskar and devoted followers.
Member, National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Govt of India Rinchen Lhamo, Executive Councilor, Tourism, RD and Zanskar Affairs Phunchok Tashi, Member of Minority Buddhist Community/Nominated Councilor LAHDC, Leh, Konchok Tsephel, Councilors, SDM Zanskar and thousands of devotees were present.
Rinpoche bestowed a profound long-life empowerment sermon upon the gathered devotees. Following this, Rinchen Lahmo, the Member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), paid a visit to Sani Monastery.
The Member NCM also presided over two meetings at the TRC hall. These meetings involved religious leaders from the Buddhist and Muslim communities, along with Councilors, PRI members and others from Zanskar.
During the meeting, all stakeholders engaged in discussions regarding the functioning of various departments, such as medical, social welfare and education. Several critical issues were discussed, including the urgent requirement of a Gynaecologist, the need for Bhoti teachers, the appointment of a Social Welfare officer, concerns about debris falling on prayer walls during road constructions, and the necessity of air-lifting patients from Zanskar to Kargil or Leh, among other matters.
Rinchen Lhamo assured that all the raised issues would be promptly taken up with the relevant departments/Ministry. Additionally, she informed the delegations about the ongoing developments, notably the construction of NH 301, which is currently in full swing.
The meeting was attended by Member of Minority of Buddhist Community/ Nominated Councilor LAHDC, Leh, Konchok Tsephel, Councilor Cha, Stanzin Lakpa, nominated Councilor Stanzin Chosgyal, and Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Zanskar, Sonam Dorjay.