Late Former Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor, Hill Council, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa was remembered on his second death anniversary on January 20 with Lieutenant Governor Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur, His Eminence Choskyong Palga Rinpoche and Gyal P Wangyal paying tributes to him.
RK Mathur lit the butter lamp and paid his respect to the late Chairman and medical officer by offering khatags at his photo. H.E. Palga Rinpoche initiated with the prayer of Buddha Amitabha.
While reflecting on the life of Dr Sonam Dawa RK Mathur said, “Hearing from people Dr. Dawa was a good student, a good family member, 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 the people at large".
Lt. Governor hoped that the younger generation will follow his path. He added that we all must rededicate ourselves to achieve his ideals.
H.E. Choskyong Palga Rinpoche speaking on behalf of his family spoke about the 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.
Gyal P Wangyal, CEC, Hill Council, Leh walked down the memory lane and spoke broadly about his close association with Dr. Dawa since the early years of their life. He spoke highly of the respect Dr. Dawa had earned from every walk of life and his achievements.
Earlier, Sachin Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Leh spoke about Dr. Dawa’s quality as an able administrator as the Chairman of the Council.
C. Phuntsog , Vice-Chancellor Ladakh University; Rinchen Namgyal, LBA V-President; Tsering Samphel, Ex-MLA (Congress Party) and Dorjey Angchuk,BJP President also spoke on the occasion. They recounted the vitality, exuberance, and passion of Dr. Dawa for working towards the development of the land. Ven. Lobzang Nyantak, Upper Leh Councilor delivered the vote of thanks.
Executive Councilors, Inspector General ITBP Deepam Seth, Col Lobzang Nima, Dr. Chemet daughter of late Dr. Dawa, political personalities, BDC Chairpersons, Councilors, family, relatives, and well-wishers were also present to pay tribute to Dr. Dawa
Dr. Sonam Dawa died of sudden cardiac arrest on 29th January,2018.