Siddhartha School Project


Recent News from Leh-Ladakh by scottcronenweth
September 16, 2010, 1:25 pm
Filed under: Ladakh News | Tags: , , ,

Recently we received an e-mail and photos from Khen Rinpoche’s niece, Tashi. She expressed gratitude on behalf of everyone who has benefited from our donations. Thanks to Vivek and the International Fellowship of Buddhist Youth Ladakh (IFBYL), our efforts have helped hundreds of people of all ages, from remote villages to Choglamsar and Leh.

According to Tashi, the Indian government has announced the creation of a fund for the victims, and has promised to rebuild houses before the winter. But, she goes on to say: “This is India, where this kind of thing never gets done in time, and half the money disappears before it gets to the victims. These promises seem impossible because it’s already September…”

Tashi’s photos document very well the magnitude of the rebuilding process that Ladakhis are facing, and how much work remains to be done. I’ve added captions but the images need no explanation. Click on an image to see it full-size.

Thank you again, everyone, for your ongoing support.

Mud filling storefronts

Mud filling storefronts

Army crews clearing a main road

Army crews clearing a main road

Salvaging belongings

Salvaging belongings

Even major buildings were destroyed

Even major buildings were destroyed

This was part of someone's home

This was part of someone's home

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