Health Kalon Concludes 15th Kashag’s Felicitation Visits to Leh & Jangthang Area in J & K

Hon. Health Kalon of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) , Mr. Choekyong Wangchuk accompanied by Joint Secretary Mr. Jampa Phuntsok successfully concluded his lap of felicitation visit to all the Tibetan habitats in Leh and Jangthang area of  Jammu & Kashmir.

On his arrival at Leh airport on 14th June, health kalon was received by Sonamling Chief Representative along with Chairperson of Local Tibetan Assembly and representative of Local Tibetan Justice Commissioner followed by reception at the office compound from local Tibetan officials, camp leaders and office bearers of all the Tibetan institutions and NGOs based in Sonamling.

Health kalon with local Tibetans at Makyu-2

After a brief welcome get together , he took a tour of Settlement Office, Local Tibetan Assembly House, Regional Tibetan freedom Movement Office, Tibetan Health Care Centre , Cooperative office, and showroom etc. In the afternoon he visited monasteries around Choglamsar and took a stoke of plots in the camp which are needed to be protected and to be developed. Later in the evening, he visited Tibetan market in Leh.

Next day, 15th June early in the morning, health Kalon along with DOHE Joint secretary, Sonamling chief representative, Mr Tseten Wangchuk , Tibetan Local Assembly representative Mr. Norbu Dorji and Jangthang coordinator, Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo left for Jangthang area. Visit started from Spangmik, Chushul, Nyoma, Kagshung, Goyul, Hanley, maque, Sumdo, Chumur ( Tsakshang) , Samed ( Chugok and Riguk ), took six days to cover entire Tibetan habitat in Jangthang area. During the visit, he met with chiefs (Gowa) local office bearers and general public of all nomadic places in Jangthang. Also attended the TCV Hanley’s 37th foundation day.  In the same day he visited Health Department’s Jangthang

mobile health clinic and met with two nurses and held a thorough discussion with them about the challenges and services to the people. He returned to LEH on 20th June in the evening. He went on to convene a meeting with Sonamling Health Care Centre’s staffs and Nurses until 6: 50 in the same evening.

The Honourable Kalon held an exclusive meeting with heads of Tibetan Institutions and NGOs which are based in Sonamling in the morning of 21st June and also held a general public meeting in the afternoon at public hall. During each meetings, the Kalon conveyed the Kashag’s 5/50 strategies, three core principles and also explained about other CTA Departments major activities.  He advised them about health issues and its importance.

Furthermore, he invited questions and views from public, explained and clarified on different issues to them where ever it required. On 22nd Hon. Kalon paid a courtesy call on LEH District Commissioner and Sr. Superintendent of police, and President Youth Wing of Ladakh Buddhist Association.  In the afternoon, he met with students, teachers and staffs of TCV School, Choglamsar. And he spoke to them in the school hall with a touch topic of avoidance of substance abuse, and he inspired them to become a role model in our community by paying attention to Tibetan language and culture. He also emphasized on the importance of following His Holiness advices.

Health kalon addressing students at TCV School, Leh

On 23rd June, he returned to Delhi and reached Dharamsala on 24th June in the morning.  While returning at the airport he met with Delegation consisting of Shri Ram Nath Kovind (NDA candidate for President of Republic of India), Shri Indresh Kumar, Kasur Gyari Dolma and others who were on SINDHU DARSHAN event.

Health kalon with local Tiebtans at Makyu
Health kalon with local Tibetan at Samay-Jangthang