The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur, today visited Phyang monastery. Councillor Tundup Nurbu, Sarpanch Tashi Dorjey and Nambardar Rinchen Wangyal of Phyang village and Chakzot (Head Abbott) Gyen Rigzin Dorjey of Phyang monastery were present at the monastery.
Councillor Phyang stated that the UT Administration has carried out several development initiatives in his constituency, including roads, bridges, etc. He apprised Lt Governor Mathur of the vast potential of handlooms/handicrafts, black mushroom and goji berries for development.
He also requested Lt Governor Mathur construction of a museum at Phyang monastery to preserve and put centuries-old statues and sacred artefacts on display for the visitors. Councillor Phyang informed Lt Governor that these statues and artefacts were brought to Ladakh from Afghanistan, Tibet and other Central Asian countries but they were unable to display them due to inadequate infrastructure.
Lt Governor informed about the UT Administration’s plan to support museums with a good collection and precious collection of artefacts in the monasteries starting from the next financial year. He stated that UT Administration is striving to protect the rich culture and heritage of Ladakh. Lt Governor Mathur also shared the UT Administration’s plan to document and record the history of each village in Ladakh so that it could be shared, including with the tourists.
Earlier, Lt Governor Mathur visited the shrine rooms of the monastery.