On the last day of Health Kalon’s two days (12th to 13th December 2018) visit to Delhi, he explored the avenue of meeting with selected senior politicians and representatives including Sh. Kiren Rijiju, MoS, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India; Sh. Shanta Kumar, MP, Lok Sabha; Advocate Sulekhatai Kumbhare, Member, Minority Commission, Govt. of India.
During the meeting Health Kalon shared the significance of Sowarigpa tradition of learning – how it flourished and preserved in Tibet till 1950’s and then re-established, expanded and practiced since 1961 in Dharamshala, India. He shared the existence of 5 major Institutions and Colleges that impart the learning of Sowarigpa tradition that includes MenTseeKhang, Dharamshala; Faculty Tibetan Medicinal studies, CIHTS, Varanasi; Medicinal Study, IBD, Leh Ladakh; Chagpori Tibetan Medicinal Institute, Darjeeling; Faculty of Medicinal studies, NIT, Gangtok, Sikkim.
Briefing upon the existence of CCTM (Central Council of Tibetan Medicine) which is the apex body of all the institutions, he strongly urge the greater recognition of this Council by giving membership status in Central Council of Indian Medicine of AYUSH Ministry, Govt. of India. He further elaborated on the wider scope of Sowarigpa traditional learning and its enriched ingredients that may serve larger mankind in curing from bad elements.
During the meeting, Health Kalon was accompanied by Dr. Lobsang Tenzin, Chairman, CCTM; Dr. Tsering Tsamchoe, Secretary CCTM; Geshe Tsewang Ngamgyal, Head of Bumshi Sorig Centre, Solan, H.P; Dr. Passang Topchen, Executive Member, CCTM; Sh. Jigmey Tsultrim, Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Sh. Tenzin Peljor, Deputy Coordinator ITCO, Delhi. With this honorable Kalon Sh. Choekyong Wangchuk wind up his two days official visit to Delhi and left at 18:30 hours from Delhi to Dharamshala back in CTA headquarters.