A brief of our visit to Leh – Ladakh for the knowledge
of readers / members to assure them that the Parishad never
lags behind when there is a clarion call for help from all
the four corners of the country whenever there are National
I, along with Shri Yash Paul Gupta, National
Secy. Gram Basti Vikas, left Delhi by Air for Leh on 11th Oct.
2010. On our arrival at the Airport at 7-45 AM we were
received by Shri Munish and Shri Tashi. We were advised to
take rest for a couple of hours at Hotel Laserno.
At 3 pm we went to meet CEO
at Civil Hospital. During the course of our discussion he
wanted the Parishad to set up a Dispensary at Leh for the
benefit of its people. Later it was decided to open a BVP
Branch at Leh and take steps for the construction of Egoo
On 12th Oct
we stepped out for Egoo School alongwith Dr. Anil and Dy.
CEO. On our way we saw many damaged buildings and the school
also that was shown in the film ‘3 Idiots’. Sindhu Darshan
Palace also bore the brunt of nature. This is the same
palace from where Sindhu Darshan was started by the Central
Govt. under the leadership of ex. Prime Minister AB
On reaching Egoo School we
had a meeting with the Principal and Staff. Since the BVP
offered to construct some rooms and a multipurpose hall, the
necessary Bhoomi Pujan was performed by the LAMA. We handed over 10 Tables, 10 Chairs,
3 Tat Bundles, blackboard, warm undergarments for students,
teachers and local residents. This gesture was highly
woolens to the villagers
cheque for relief
furniture etc.to the school
Thereafter we visited two
villages where seven houses were being constructed. Here we
handed over a cheque for Rs. 2 Lacs and relief material i.e.
blankets, cloth, solar lights etc. etc.
Now it was the turn of
shopkeepers whose shops were damaged. An assistance ranging from Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 20,000/- per shop was given to them
At 8 pm installation ceremony
of a new branch of BVP at Leh was arranged attended by 15
members and some invitees. Lapel pins and BVP literature was
given to members. National Secretary General apprised them
about the Sanskar
and Sewa activities of BVP. Three Office Bearers were
nominated to run the branch.
On 13th we
met the DM and discussed about relief work. We visited Solar
colony where 16 marla land was allotted by the Govt. to a
Society at Ladakh to start a Hospital.
Bhartiya Vidya Niketan School
and Hall of Fame were other important places that we visited
in our last leg of journey.
Much is needed to be done for
our brethren of that area. BVP is committed for that
Donations may be sent to BVP
H.Qs at Delhi. Relief u/s 80 G is allowed.
S.K.Wadhwa, National Secretary General
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