Looking At Ladakh


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Mission: Help the children in Ladakh gain education.

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  • Thank you for the comments posted here. You have my support, Bernard.
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  • Congratulations on your slideshow very interesting ! Great work... beautifully presented ! ! Thank you for sharing. I allowed myself to add it to 'GREAT CAUSES and JUST CAUSES' group . Feel free to join us. Thank you in advance for your participation and sharing your 'favorites'. . Good weekend! With friendship, Bernard (France)
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  • It is great to be able to start something that can generate some responses. I am very happy with the ones posted here. Avalok, when you go to Ladakh, don't forget to contact the schools there to see if they need anything that you can easily supply them with, like the corporate gifts handouts that you don't need. Here are links to other schools there:

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  • Some of the facts that I have posted on these slides are from Wikipedia. I quote from this source:

    'The entire state of Jammu and Kashmir continues to be the subject of a territorial dispute between India on the one hand and Pakistan and China on the other.'

    'Since 1974 the Indian Government has successfully encouraged tourism in Ladakh although the strong Indian military presence shows that it still remains a disputed territory, between India and Pakistan and India and China.'

    How the economy there affected by that? I quote from same source:

    'In the past Ladakh's geographical position at the crossroads of some of the most important trade routes in Asia was exploited to the full. Ladakhis collected tax on goods that crossed their kingdom from Turkestan, Tibet, Punjab, Kashmir and Baltistan. A minority of Ladakhi people were also employed as merchants and caravan traders, facilitating trade in textiles, carpets, dyestuffs and narcotics between Punjab and Xinjiang. However, since the Chinese Government closed the borders with Tibet and Central Asia, this international trade has completely dried up.'

    '...there is currently no border crossing between Ladakh and Pakistan.'

    The Ladakhis prefer to be part of Indian union territory because of its religious and cultural differences with Kashmir.

    Life there could have been better.
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  • Very nice show. However I agree with avalok that Ladakh region is an integral part of our country India and there is no dispute regarding the same.

    Every development has a price to pay. Development should improve the quality of life of the people.Quality of life is measured by increase in peace and quantity of happiness.For example in present day world USA is considered to be highly developed country. However does this development has brought peace / happiness within the citizens of USA.I think we have to ponder on it.

    Getting materials / physical thing will not help.I think people in Ladakh are more in peace / happiness that any other part of our country say Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc.In this bigger cities, we have improved the material things but not the quality of life of the people.The day people will start referring 'Development' to increase in peace / happiness within, the meaning of Development will change.I think as a Buddhist you agree with me, as Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism as commonly referred to) and Buddhism shares the same philosophy.
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Looking At Ladakh

  2. 2. A land of disputes? Remote
  3. 3. Does it belong to India? Pakistan? China? Who would consider investing in Ladakh? The Government of Ladakh? Is it safe to invest here?
  4. 4. For the interest of the people… … which of these countries would develop Ladakh ?
  5. 5. Leh is linked by a complex network of mountain trails to most of the valleys, villages and high pastures. One airport in Leh, its capital.
  6. 6. Ladakhis live scattered throughout the Himalayan mountain ranges.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Mostly small-scale farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Work on short growing seasons of a few months every year. </li></ul><ul><li>Land irrigated by water from the ice and snow of the mountains. </li></ul>They also rear yak, dzos (yak-cow cross breed), cows, sheep and goats. What do they sustain on?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Could the Ladakhis… </li></ul><ul><li>afford to send their children overseas for education? </li></ul><ul><li>set up schools for their children? </li></ul>Let’s look at education there. Consider sending their children to school? Who will help them on their farms?
  9. 9. Remember. The children are scattered throughout the Himalayan mountain ranges of Ladakh. Who would consider starting schools in such remote areas? Find volunteers? How many of them could teach in Ladakhi or in Hindi/Urdu? CAN YOU?
  10. 10. Why about Ladakh? T A L K
  11. 11. I HAD A MESSAGE
  12. 12. Not from up there… NO!
  13. 13. Visiting Leh, Ladakh from 17th August till 26th August 2007 From friends of Mahabodhi Ladakh Malaysia, Singapore and Australia
  14. 14. What will they be doing there? Why Ladakh?
  16. 16. Social Workers Teachers Doctors Monks / Nuns Care-Providers Community Leaders THEY ARE…
  17. 17. WHAT CAN THEY DO? <ul><li>Visit Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer spiritual instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer humanitarian services to the impoverished. </li></ul>
  18. 18. WHAT CAN DO? YOU
  19. 19. What would you get your children IF…
  20. 20. … they live in boarding schools? HIGH UP IN THE MOUNTAINS
  21. 21. <ul><li>DVD's of latest shows for children? </li></ul><ul><li>Medical supplies? </li></ul><ul><li>School Stationeries? </li></ul><ul><li>UV Resistant Sunglasses? </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Watches? </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Instruments? </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb drives? </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamo Torch Lights? </li></ul><ul><li>Jackets and Windbreakers </li></ul><ul><li>Socks and Gloves </li></ul><ul><li>Backpack Bags </li></ul><ul><li>Luggage Bags </li></ul>HOW ABOUT… You can?
  22. 22. Novelty key chains? Hand towels? Pens? Caps? Think Can’t afford to buy everything? What about the corporate gifts you don’t need?
  23. 23. For Ladakh! You missed it this year.
  24. 24. They will be asking for support for the next trip.
  25. 25. Let’s hope that they will never be disappointed.
  26. 26. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! 善哉 , 善哉 , 善哉 ! You will be appreciated…
  27. 27. <ul><li>Things To Note: </li></ul><ul><li>Bulky items would incur heavy air freight charges. </li></ul><ul><li>Some items can be purchased in Delhi or Leh. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic items must be declared. </li></ul><ul><li>Items have to be packed ahead. </li></ul>Donors and well wishers can contribute in the form of cash to have some items procured.
  28. 28. For more information: <ul><li>Sungai Long Buddhist Society </li></ul><ul><li>http://slbuddhists.org/ladakh2007.html </li></ul><ul><li>Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mahabodhi-ladakh.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: Ladakh </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladakh </li></ul>
  29. 29. Shared On http://philosophyrecycled.blogspot.com/ http:// www.slideshare.net/GreenBeingNancy spurred by an email Created with thanks to: MS Programme Clipart artists discovered Images of Ladakh from: Sungai Long Buddhist Society Wikipedia What Would Move You To Act?