Member NCM Rinchen Lahmo visits GMDC Zanskar, monasteries
Kargil, July 30, 2023: Member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Government of India, Rinchen Lhamo, on Saturday visited several monasteries in Zanskar, including Stakrimo, Karsha, Zungkhul, and Bardan.
During her visit, she had interactive sessions with the monks and patiently listened to their grievances, showing genuine concern for the challenges they were facing.
During her visit, she assured the monks that she would personally take up their grievances with the relevant authorities at both the District Level and UT Level.
Apart from visiting various monasteries, the NCM Member also paid a visit to the Government Model Degree College, Zanskar, where she engaged with the students and faculty members.
During her visit to the college, she conducted inspections of the Administrative Block, Library, Laboratory, and smart classrooms.
While addressing the students, she advised them to stay away from drugs. She awarded the girl students for their courage in reporting incidents of sexual harassment, eve-teasing, and other violations.
The NCM member emphasized that not everyone can secure a government job and advised students to focus on developing new skills that would open up opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, she visited the Muslim Community Hall.
On July 26, the NCM Member chaired a meeting at Tourist Reception Center in Zanskar to address the concerns raised by the President of Zanskar Buddhist Association and Zanskar Gonpa Association.
Later, during a tour, she inquired about the progress of road construction of NH-301 and the shifting and reconstruction of important structures, which are affected by the NH-301 road development. The Member NCM was accompanied by Ven. Kunchok Tsephel, the Panel Member Minority UT Ladakh, during the visit.
The Member NCM instructed the concerned contractors to prioritize the shifting of the mane walls before proceeding with the road widening. These monuments hold a significant 100-year-old heritage and strong sentimental value.
The meeting witnessed the participation of several key stakeholders, including the Panel Member Minority, Ladakh Ven. Kunchok Tsephel, President of Zanskar Buddhist Association, Zanskar Gonpa Association, ZBAY, representatives from PWD, Revenue, NHIDCL, and Rural Electrification Corporation Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL).