Health Kalon inspecting a hand pump at 15th mile Tibetan camp, Manali.

Health Kalon Mr Choekyong Wangchuk visited Tibetan settlements and camps in Kullu and Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The purpose of his visit was to educate and bring awareness among community about three important policies of the Kashag (Unity, Innovation & Self- reliance) and five-fifty policy of current Kashag led by honorable Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay.

Range of CTA’s different programs were shared with the audiences and strongly emphasised on the importance of Education and Preventive Health measures to prevent chronic, communicable and life style related diseases. He also inspected Tibetan habitat’s living condition, state of basic amenities and of Tibetan communities in Tashi Jong, Kullu, Dhopi, Patlikuhl, 15th Mile and Manali.

Apart from his visits to Tibetan Settlements and camps, he took out time to visit different monastic institutions in the region such as Druk Dechen Choekhor ling in Bhuntar, Pal Nyamme Dakpo Shedrupling in Kullu, Pangang Retri Monastery near 15th Mile Tibetan camp, Von Ngari Monastery in Manali and Pal Phuntsok Choekhor ling in Tashi jong.

He also visited Health centers of each settlements and camps to understand the condition and to see the facility available at the centers.

During his stay at Dhopi settlement, he inaugurated the newly constructed basketball court funded by the CTA and met with D.C. of the District Mr. Younus, IAS on his final day of the trip to discuss some of the problems and challenges faced by the Tibetan community there in regard to National Highway project, Electricity and problem related to land.

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