A Passing-out Parade (POP) was held at Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC), Leh on Saturday to mark the entry of 90 recruits into the Ladakh Scouts Regiment, informed Defence PRO, Srinagar.
“Attestation Parade was held at Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh today to mark the entry of 90 well-trained recruits into the Ladakh Scouts Regiment as young soldiers,” informed Defence PRO, Srinagar in a tweet.
The aparade was reviewed by Major General Akash Kaushik, Chief Of Staff, Fire and Fury Corps, it said.
Earlier, an attestation parade was held at the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC), Leh to mark the entry of 127 well-trained recruits into the Ladakh Scouts Regiment as young soldiers, an official statement said.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was conducted without any military or civil dignitaries or parents of the recruits following all the norms and advisories issued by the Home Ministry as well as by the Indian Army.
The attestation parade with appropriate social distancing was reviewed by Colonel Rinchen Dorje, Commandant, LSRC. The young soldiers, hailing from all regions of Ladakh, were seen taking an oath in unison to serve the nation.
The Reviewing Officer congratulated them and urged them to devote their life in service to the nation as proud soldiers of the Indian Army. He exhorted the young soldiers to continue to strive hard in pursuit of excellence in all spheres and take a solemn vow to uphold the sovereignty of the nation.
The young riflemen were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during training.
Admin Issues Guidelines for Re-opening higher education institutions
The administration of Ladakh issued guidelines for the reopening of the higher education institutions including for academic activities.
Secretary, Higher Education, Padma Angmo notified the SOPs for the reopening of higher educational institutions in Ladakh from August 2.
“It is hereby ordered that all the higher educational institutions in Ladakh may consider reopening for on-site classes from August 2 with strict adherence to the SOPs regarding Covid-19 management issued from time to time by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and Ladakh Disaster Management Authority,” reads an order.
“Academic calendar should be planned in a manner to avoid overcrowding, congregation at all times and classes to be scheduled in a staggered manner. All the students and faculty and staff should make use of Arogya Setu App,” the order said.
Ladakh administration pursuing CIBS issue for appropriate solution: LG Mathur
Ladakh Lieutenant Governor (LG) R K Mathur has said his administration has been pursuing the CIBS issue and expressed hope to find a feasible solution to safeguard the future of the students. Mathur said this during a meeting with the president of the Ladakh Buddhist Association, Thupstan Chhewang, who along with the president of the Ladakh Gonpa Association, Ven Shathup Chamba, called on him here, an official spokesperson said on Thursday.
The delegation apprised the LG of the apprehensions among the students of the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS) regarding the pre-university courses and sought his intervention in finding an appropriate solution.
@lg_ladakh informed them that the UT Admin has been pursuing the #CIBS issue for appropriate solution with all concerned
He stated that this Institute plays a pivotal role in conserving the culture & heritage of Ladakh & hence, steps to strengthen & revive the #CIBS are important pic.twitter.com/TmM9FpTzQx
— Office of the Lt. Governor, Ladakh (@lg_ladakh) July 28, 2021
The institute was affiliated to the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University (SSU) in Varanasi till 2016. Currently, it is not affiliated to any university and around 1,000 students of the institute are looking at an uncertain future.
Mathur said the administration recognises the pivotal role played by the CIBS in conserving the culture and heritage of Ladakh and stressed on the need for taking appropriate steps to strengthen and revive the institute.
“The Union Territory administration has been pursuing the CIBS issue for an appropriate solution with all concerned ever since it was highlighted earlier in the year and the same has been discussed with Union Minister of Culture G Kishan Reddy in New Delhi earlier this month,” the LG said.
He said the matter has been taken up in writing and on the phone with Uttar Pradesh Governor and SSU Chancellor Anandiben Patel.
Mathur expressed hope to find a feasible solution to safeguard the future of the CIBS students, the spokesperson said.
The delegation also discussed other matters pertaining to employment, youngsters and development aspects of the Ladakhi society with the LG, he added.
Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Union Territory
An Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on the Richter scale hit Leh, Ladakh at 4:57 am on Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology.
“Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.6, Occurred on 21-07-2021, 04:57:46 IST, Lat: 34.20 & Long: 77.78, Depth: 200 Km ,Location: 19 km ENE of Leh, Laddakh, India,” the National Center for Seismology tweeted.
Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 21-07-2021, 04:57:46 IST, Lat: 34.20 & Long: 77.78, Depth: 200 Km ,Location: 19km ENE of Leh, Laddakh, India for more information download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/kuG6xMoVNG @Indiametdept @ndmaindia pic.twitter.com/akwYf4L31j
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) July 20, 2021
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