Leh, July 30 – To review the latest progress on development of Jivetsal in the wake of holding Kalachakra next year by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Minister for Urban Development Nawang Rigzin Jora today convened a meeting which was attended by CEC Rigzin Spalbar, Executive Councilors, Sonam Dorjey, Dr. Sonam Wangchuk, Gyurmat Dorjey and Mohd. Shafi Lassu, MLC, Norbu Gyalson, DC, Leh Simrandeep Singh, President LBA, Dr. Tondup Tsewang, President, LGA Geshe Konchok Namgial, SE PWD, Chief Executive Officer, Leh Dev. Authority, Urgyan Lhundup, Executive Engineers from all wings of PWD, officers of Rural Dev. Deptt and members of LBA Youth and Women’s wing.
The Minister urged upon all the executing agencies to give special attention to complete all the identified works within the given time leaving no scope for delays and complaints. Jora said that it is a privilege for Leh to host Kalachakra next year and there should be no lapses in preparations and arrangements in all respects. The Minister gave full assurance for financial support to ensure smooth implementation of all developmental works at Jivetsal.
CEC Rigzin Spalbar strongly urged upon the executing agencies to complete maximum work by the end of this working season to lessen the work pressure in the next year and said that LAH
DC is in the process of pulling funding sources for the works. Making a mention of Army’s commitment to extend their support in certain arrangements like creation of infrastructure, tentage, toilets, etc., Spalbar raised the need to identify such works which are needed to be done through Army.
DC Leh, Simrandeep Singh gave detail information on the latest progress of the works based on his recent inspection to Jivetsal and assured their timely completion.
The President LBA, Dr. Tundup Tsewang urged for completion of all works by the end of April next year. These works included drainage system, expansion of existing plateform, leveling of grounds, creation of parking places, installation of public conveniences, drinking water facilities, power supply system, opening of extra gates, approach bridges, Public Address System, installation of large LCDs etc.
To bring more pace in the execution of the works the meeting decided to hold the next review meeting around 20th August.
It is said that after 1976, getting the chance of hosting Kalachakra Initiation is a highly blessed occasion for Ladakhis and it is a must on part of every Ladakhi and specially Council and Administration to leave no stone unturned to make the event a great success in Ladakh’s history. “Besides, during this time a huge number of tourists from across the globe and approximately 1.50 lac devotees are expected to visit Ladakh.