Hill Council celebrates 2nd Anniversary of UT formation in Leh Unveils bust of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche at the Council Secretariat
Leh, Aug 05: Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh celebrated the second anniversary of the formation of Union territory of Ladakh after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir into UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh on 5th August 2019.
In a symbolic celebration today, the Hill Council led by the Chairman/CEC, Adv. Tashi Gyalson, Dy Chairman, Tsering Angchuk, MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Executive Councillors and Councillors of LAHDC Leh unveiled a bust of H.E Late 19th Kushok Gyalsras Bakula Rinpoche to mark the significant and the historic day for Ladakh.
His Eminence Skyabje Toldan Rinpoche was the Chief Guest, Members of Bakula Memorial Society and Monks of Spituk Monastery, Religious and Political Organization heads, Veteran Political Leaders and district officers attended the ceremony at the Council Secretariat Leh today.
The programme was followed by a launch of a book authored by Sonam Wangchuk Shakspo titled “Ek Yug Pravertak, Kushok Bakula Rinpoche – Ek Jeevni” Hindi Version translated by Nitin Vaidya.
President, Bakula Memorial Society extended his gratitude to the Hill Council Leh for putting up a bust of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche at the Council Secretariat which is a sign of integrity and to remember his legacy and vision for the Modern Ladakh.
Addressing the gathering, MP Ladakh highlighted the contribution of late Kushok Bakula Rinpoche during the struggling days of Ladakh demanding UT status. He added that we should strengthen our relationships and work collectively for the future of Ladakh as per the vision of late Kushok Bakula Rinpoche.
Speaking on the occasion, CEC Tashi Gyalson expressed his gratitude to the Union cabinet led by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for the formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh understanding the importance of the development of Ladakh for the nation. Congratulating the people of Ladakh on the second anniversary of the formation of UT Ladakh, CEC Gyalson highlighted the contribution of many leaders who have even sacrificed their lives for the cause of Ladakh during the initial days of agitation. He added that we should work towards making Ladakh and its environmentally sustainable and maintain the existing peace and harmony among the people of Ladakh.
H.E Skyabje Toldan Rinpoche addressed the gathering and stressed the need for strengthening the foundation of the newly formed Union Territory. He highlighted the need for maintaining the good tradition of brotherhood among all communities and sections of the Ladakhi society at large. He also shared his experiences working with veteran leaders including late Kushok Bakula Rinpoche for the welfare of Ladakhi people in the past times.
The Guests facilitated the family members of the martyrs who laid down their lives during the agitation period in Ladakh. They also launched a Quiz Competition organised by the News Wing of All India Radio Leh on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebration of AIR Leh and the upcoming 75 glorious years of India’s Independence.