Ladakh Aapada Sahayata Samiti has restored the rail of Ladakh’s development back to track that was hit by the cloudburst in 2010. The dedicated efforts of Seva Bharati Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh Phande Tsogspa have brought a drastic change in the region and made people stand firmly against all types of natural calamities.Ladakh region situated in the beautiful Himalayan and Karakoram ranges is indeed a jewel in the crown of Bharatmata. Surrounded by huge mountain ranges from all sides, the region resembles a marvelous painting created by a brilliant painter. From here itself, the holy river Sindhu originates and imparts a cultural identity to our nation. Since antiquity, the place was a major centre for global business, being a connecting chord to a number of nations. In today’s date, Ladakh is regarded as one of the best tourist places in India endowed with scenic beauty. The region that is situated along India’s northern edge was hit by nature’s fury in the year 2010. Cloudburst in the midnight caused a great loss to life and property in Leh, Chogalmasar, Pathharsahib, Fayang, Hanoyogma and Nimu cities. 250 people died and over 250 were hurt among which children, women and senior citizens were in large number. 23 soldiers of Indian Army were killed and over 12 were absconding. 230 people were admitted to the hospital. Many shops, flour mills, hospitals, school buildings, temples, mosques, churches, etc were drained away. Leh that is regarded as the biggest city of Ladakh is surrounded by huge mountains from all sides. Because of these mountains, the clouds did not find the way out and finally they burst. The mostly hit region was Leh. All roads were closed. Services such as power supply, drinking water, telephone, radio, etc completely collapsed. Ladakh was cut off not only from India but from the entire world. Today also, a wave of chill passes through the spine of the people while recalling that midnight incident. Millions of hands came forward for help from every nook and corner of the nation. Funds and other necessary help started pouring in. However, among this scenario, the most prompt were the karyakartas of Seva Bharati Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh Phande Tsogspa. These karyakartas rescued 27 people who were caught under the debris and also helped in recognizing the identities of 25 dead bodies. Injured people were immediately rushed to the hospitals. Food, clothing and drinking water was given to the people. Seva Bharati Gujarat unit head Praveenbhai Maniyar within no time sent a team of karyakartas along with an economic assistance of Rs 1 crore. Seva Bharati Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh Phande Tsogspa jointly constituted one Ladakh Aapada Sahayata Samiti and initiated a number of development projects within a short period of time. 100 places of shelter were built. 100 shopkeepers were given economic assistance for re-opening their shops. 5 community halls were constructed. Hostels were built at Skarbachan, Padham, Neunoma, Noobra, Changthang and Jammu. 50 talented students were given monetary help for availing education. Uniforms were distributed among the children of three government schools and a drinking water tank was also donated. Assistance was provided to remove filth from the farm land thereby restoring its fertility. 13 places of Buddhist worship were constructed. A hostel was built at Leh along with a well equipped hospital and a mobile medical van to provide healthcare in the region. Over Rs 1.5 crore were spent for initiating these development works in the region. The work is still going on uninterrupted through the medium of Ladakh Aapada Sahayata Samiti. This noble work can function smoothly only on the basis of co-operation and active economic support by kind-hearted donors from the society. Contact1) Jaidev JiJammu-Kashmir Prant Seva PramukhPhone no: 09419110940, 094180052562) Ramlalji GandotraPradhan, Seva Bharati Jammu-KashmirPhone no: 094192242983) Anusuyaji KhosaProject co-ordinatorPhone no: 09419112841
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How to reachBy air: During the tourist season (May to October) regular flight service is available from Ladakh to Jammu, Srinagar, Leh and Delhi. Jet Airways and Alliance Air provide weekly service to Ladakh. By train: Nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is about 680 km away from Ladakh. By bus: Ladakh is connected to Srinagar and Jammu by road. Two roads are connected to Ladakh. Srinagar to Ladakh by Zoji La Pass and Manali to Ladakh by Rohtang Pass. Zoji La Pass opens between June and October. Rohtang Pass opens between July and September. JKSRTC and HRTC provide bus facilities. Jeep taxis are also available.
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