STATE TIMES NEWSLEH: Lieutenant Governor Ladakh, Radha Krishna Mathur paid tributes to former Chairman LAHDC Leh, Dr Sonam Dawa on his second death anniversary during a function held on Wednesday. Choskyong Palga Rinpoche and Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Leh, Gyal P Wangyal were the Guests of Honour on the occasion. Lt Governor, who was the Chief Guest, lit the butter lamp and paid tributes to former Chairman by offering Khatags at his portrait. Palga Rinpoche initiated the prayer of Buddha Amitabha. “As heard from people, Dr Dawa was a good student, a good family member and a good professional as a doctor. As a public leader, he was a successful man who was liked and respected by all and had worked towards the welfare of people at large,” said Mathur. He hoped that the younger generation shall move in the direction to achieve his dream of welfare of people. We all must re-dedicate ourselves to achieve his ideals, he added. Palga Rinpoche, speaking on behalf of his family, spoke about intentions of Dr Dawa and requested everyone to follow his ideals of living in unity and striving towards the common goal of sustainable development of Ladakh. Remembering his colleague in the Council, Wangyal walked down the memory lane and spoke broadly about his close association with Dr Dawa since early years of life. He spoke highly of the respect Dr Dawa had earned from every walk of life besides his achievements. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Leh, Sachin Kumar, while delivering the welcome speech, spoke about Dr Dawa’s quality as an able administrator and Chairman of the Council. Vice Chancellor Ladakh University, C Phuntsog, LBA V-President Rinchen Namgyal, Ex-MLA (Congress) Tsering Samphel and BJP President Dorjey Angchuk also spoke on the occasion. Upper Leh, Councilor Lobzang Nyantak delivered vote of thanks. Executive Councilors Phuntsog Stanzin, Konchok Stanzin, and Mumtaz Hussain, Inspector General ITBP Deepam Seth, Col Lobzang Nima, Dr Chemet (Daughter of late Dr Dawa), BDC Chairpersons, Councilors, family, relatives and well-wishers in large number were also present on the occasion.
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