UT Ladakh celebrates second Foundation Day HE Thiksey Rinpoche bestowed upon 5th dPal rNgam Duston award
Leh, Oct 31: Union Territory of Ladakh celebrated its second foundation day with full fervour today at Polo Ground Leh, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, in the presence of Lieutenant Governor, UT Ladakh; Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Tashi Gyalson and Member of Parliament Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and other dignitaries and officers.
Asserting that Ladakh has a bright future, Lieutenant Governor, Ladakh, RK Mathur termed youth as ‘our asset’ during the celebration of second UT Ladakh Foundation Day at Polo Ground today.
“Ladakh has a bright future and the youth is our asset. UT Administration would support in engaging them productively in the pursuit of the dreams of the people of Ladakh,” LG Mathur said on the occasion of the second anniversary of the formation of UT Ladakh.
LG Mathur stated that the people of Ladakh have access to vast opportunities as the region is home to many high-potential resources.
Highlighting the achievements of UT Ladakh, LG Mathur stated that the UT Administration has been in a development mode over the past two years. Speaking on the occasion, LG Mathur stressed the need to improve health, education and infrastructure as the priority sectors for the administration.
LG Mathur released the logo of UT Ladakh Tourism, an e-book on two years of achievement of UT Ladakh, e-inauguration of oxygen plant at Tangtse in Durbuk, Nyoma, sewage treatment plant (STP) and the 20-bedded hospital at GM Pore in Kargil. LG Mathur also laid the foundation stone of the Police Control Room and UT DRF Headquarter and e-inaugurated helipads at various locations in Leh and Kargil districts.
Addressing the gathering, CEC Tashi Gyalson stated that Ladakh was granted the status of Union Territory due to the contribution of its able leaders, including the veteran and current political and spiritual leaders. He added that the dream became a reality two years ago due to the support from the union government led by PM Narendra Modi.
He added that the people of Ladakh need to lay a strong foundation for this newly established UT for reaching new milestones for the overall development of Ladakh.
Member of Parliament, Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, thanked Narendra Modi-led Centre government for granting UT status to Ladakh. He also expressed his gratitude to LG Mathur for building a strong foundation for Ladakh in all fields and taking Ladakh to new heights.
MP Ladakh also congratulated CEC LAHDC Leh Tashi Gyalson on completing a tenure of one year as the chairman of Hill Council Leh.
Meanwhile, His Eminence Thiksey Khanpo Rinpoche was bestowed upon the 5th Ladakh dPal rNgam award for his immense contribution to the Ladakhi society.
The participants also took the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge. Artists from Leh and Kargil districts enthralled the crowd with their cultural performances.
An exhibition polo match was played between Animal Husbandry and Indus Polo Club Chuchot.