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    CEC reviews arrangements for celebration of Losar and Christmas in the district

    Publish Date: 23 December, 2021

    Leh, 22 Dec: The Chairman/CEC LAHDC, Adv. Tashi Gyalson reviewed the arrangements for the celebration of Losar and Christmas festivals in the district.
    CEC expressed his concern about the raising COVID-19 cases in Leh. Ladakh Buddhist Association and Christian Association informed that they would voluntarily avoid the mass gatherings and appeal to the people to strictly follow the COVID-19 guidelines. Further, they voluntarily decided not to celebrate Losar and Christmas except for performing symbolic prayers by keeping in view the present scenario of COVID-19. They informed CEC that they will also appeal to the people for strictly adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines. CEC appreciated the steps taken by the respective associations and further appealed to the people to avoid mass gatherings by confining celebrations at their homes during this festive season.
    Taking into consideration the rising number of COVID 19 cases in the district, it was decided that Losar and Christmas would be celebrated in a symbolic manner by confining celebrations at homes and avoiding any mass gathering.
    CEC Gyalson instructed that the supply of essential commodities to the villages should be ensured by the respective departments. He also reviewed the current status of electricity and water supplies and directed the concerned officers to ensure unhindered services of essential supplies in the Leh district.
    Further, CEC Leh directed the concerned officers to undertake necessary steps to prevent Covid 19 cases and enhance surveillance and tracking mechanism, especially due to the new Omicron variant.
    Dy CEC, Tsering Angchuk; Executive Councilor, Animal husbandry/Rural Development, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee; Executive Councilor, Minority/Forest, Ghulam Mehdi; DC/ CEO LAHDC Leh; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh; Chief Medical Officer, Leh; Deputy Superintendent, PHQ Leh; Assistant Director, FCS&CA, Leh; Executive Officer, Municipal Committee Leh; Deputy Registrar Cooperatives, Leh; Executive Engineer, PDD Leh; Vice President, Ladakh Buddhist Association; President, Christian Community; President, Merchant Association, and other concerned officers/officials attended the meeting.