LEH: Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) and Won Buddhist Charitable Society organised opening ceremony of Dr B.R Ambedkar Public Library here.
The library was inaugurated by President, Hanuran Movement Inc, Korea, Hong Yeon Kyung here on Friday in the presence of Director, Korean Cultural Centre, Councellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea Kim Kum Pyoung, Director, Secretariat of GKL Foundation, Korea, Park Chan Oh, Leh MLA Nawang Rigzin Jora, President Won Buddhist Charitable Society, India Padma Namgyal Ajita, Councillor Upper Leh Gelong Lobzang Nyantak and Vice Presidents Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) Leh P.T Kunzang and Rinchen Namgyal.
The books, shelves and infrastructures in the public library have been sponsored by Hanuran Movement Inc, Korea through Won Buddhism India. The library is housed in the Dr B.R Ambedkar Shopping Complex of LBA located in the heart of Leh city.
Speaking on the occasion, Hong Yeon Kyung said that the purpose of supporting such a public library was to help preserve Ladakh’s uniquely rich culture, tradition and its environment for future generations of the region.
Leh MLA Nawang Rigzin Jora congratulated Hanuran Movement Inc. Korea, Won Buddhism India and LBA for coming up with a library named after Dr B.R Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution of India.
Jora advised LBA in particular and Ladakhis in general not to forget great translator of the 10th century Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo who is said to have built over one hundred monasteries across the Himalayas from Ladakh, Himachal up to some parts in Tibet.
Councillor Gelong Lobzang Nyabtak, who was, decades ago, instrumental in acquiring the land on which the library is built, congratulated all those who supported to make this library dream a reality.
Earlier, while welcoming the guests, Vice President LBA Rinchen Namagyal said that it had been a dream for the last 25 years and with the support from Hanuran Movement Inc. Korea and Won Buddhism India, the library could see light of the day finally.
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