Leh, Aug 05: The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh celebrated ‘Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston’ with great fervor today on the occasion of UT Ladakh Declaration Day at Sindhu Ghat with the theme ‘The Glory of Ltsangpo Singe Khababs’.
On the occasion, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was honoured with the 6th Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston award for his immense contribution to humanity and especially towards Ladakh.
Speaking on the occasion, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama appreciated and 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.
He added that the changing climatic condition is a major cause of concern and urged everyone to be environmentally conscious in their act.
Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Adv Tashi Gyalson expressed his heartfelt gratitude to His Holiness for accepting the Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston award and raising the stature and prestige of Ladakh and the award itself. He also highlighted the reasons for the selection of the theme focusing on the glory of the Indus River. It was also an attempt to raise awareness among all regarding the ecologically fragile environment of Ladakh and the need to act sustainably, added CEC Gyalson.
MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said that the Ladakh is blessed to have the opportunity to bestow the highest award of Ladakh to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on the auspicious occasion of Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston 2022. He also expressed gratitude to the LAHDC Leh headed by Adv Tashi Gyalson for the honour bestowed on His Holiness as a true reflection of the love, respect and dedication of the people of Ladakh towards the torch bearer of peace, kindness and compassion.
Both CEC and MP appealed for the conferment of Highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ to His Holiness.
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 instill a sense of pride in the younger generation.
On the occasion various cultural performances, a cleanliness drive from Kharu to Sindhu Ghat by the ALTOA and painting competition among other things were organised.
His Holiness Galden Tripa Rinpoche; His Eminence Thiksey Rinpoche; HE Thuksey Rinpoche; HE Urgain Rinpoche; HE Khamtak Rinpoche; HE 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, Prominent political leaders; Heads of various socio-religious organisations; Sarpaches; Nambardars and students from different schools attended the occasion.