Meeting held to strengthen army and civil relationship
July 22 Indian Army called upon CEC LAHDC Rigzin Spalbar on 20th July 2013, to discuss on the issues dealing with army and civil relationship in the district.
In the meeting, CEC urged the army officers to make the programmes of Operation Sadbhavana more meaningful and beneficial in the rural areas of the district especially in the border areas. He said this can be done by focusing more on ensuring their living standard through better health and providing them facilities of basic amenities which is imperative from national security point of view.
Stressing on the demand to regularize the local labourers working for army from a long period on contractual basis, CEC urged them to take firm and immediate action on it. He also made a mention of opening a women battalion in army and Para military for Ladakhi women considering their adaptability to serve in such geographical condition besides the dearth of job opportunity in the region which in coming times may result in a social crisis.
Making a mention of the new bridges constructed by army on national highways, CEC requested them to handover the old structures to the govt. which can be used in connecting the remote hamlets that remain cut-off in absence of roads connectivity. Keeping in view the increasing road accidents and traffic congestion Spalbar urged army to take up the making of Leh to Kharu as a 4 lane road and recommend it directly to BRO for its immediate execution. With the expectation that more than 2 lakh devotees will visit Ladakh during Kalachakra in 2014, CEC sought assistant and cooperation from army for smooth and secure handling of the event. The army reassured on maintaining a more cordial relationship between army and civil population and said that army is always ready for any sort of support and cooperation for the people of Ladakh
Hevajra Temple Phyang Inaugurated
July 22, Phyang: On the eve of 1001 anniversary of the great translator Marpa Lotsawa, the founding father of the glorious Kagyupa Lineage, the newly built Hevajra Temple was inaugurated on 18th July at Phyang Monastery by the blessing of H.H. the 37th Drikung Skyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. Many eminent foreign guests and sponsors, local heads of all the political parties, Rinpoches and Heads of Buddhist community, CEC LAHDC Rigzin Spalbar, EC Agriculture and Health, Councilors, ADC, District Officers and army official were also present.
Addressing the gathering Chetsang Rinpoche said that the establishment of this new temple is a blessing for the Buddhist community to earn good deeds through prayers and to promote moral and religious values among the community people. H.H. also stressed upon the Ladakhi to respect and look after their old aged parents seeing the dismay culture of children separating their parents as they reach old age.
Calling the occasion a historic day for the people of Ladakh, CEC Rigzin Spalbar said that this new temple is an addition to the Buddhist Cultural Centre with great significance. He asserted that it is a moment of pride for all the Buddhists of the region and it will have a great importance in spreading communal harmony and world peace. The President LBA Dr. Tondup Tsewang and President LGA Geshes Konchok Namgyal also spoke on the occasion. A book on the newly built Hevajra Temple was also released by Chetsang Rinpochey. To mark the occasion a cultural program was also presented. http://reachladakh.com/