Annual ‘Monlam Chenmo’ festival started in Ladakh

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  • The annual five-day Great Prayer Festival, “Ladakh Monlam Chenmo,” a collective prayer camp by Buddhist monks and nuns for world peace and happiness began on 11 May 2023 in Leh, Ladakh.
  • The annual congregational prayer is resuming this year after being closed for three years due to Covid.
  • Monlam Chenmo is a major annual prayer of the Sangh community of Ladakh who gather on one platform. This program is being organized by All Ladakh Gonpa Association.
  • On the side-lines of the event, Member of Parliament for Ladakh Constituency Jamyang Tsering Namgyal will lead a special camp for Sangha Community, which is named “Seva for Sangha’, from May 11 to 16 at Leh in collaboration with district administration Leh.
  • The camp is being organised for the first time for Sanga Community to avail benefits of different government schemes.
  • Different government departments, including banks, will come forward and offer the benefits of about 20 schemes of the government to the monks and nuns.
  • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has also joined hands with the organisers to set up medical camps during the five-day-long camp ‘Seva for Sangha’.

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