LEH: Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS), Leh celebrated its 64th Foundation Day on Monday. Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, Tashi Gyalson graced the occasion as the Chief Guest accompanied by the Guest of Honour, MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.
Other distinguished guests included Vice Chancellor, CIBS, Prof. Rajesh Ranjan; Former Chief Secretary/Vice Chancellor University of Ladakh, Chewang Phuntsog; Director School Education Ladakh, Tsering Paldan, President LGA, Ven. Tsering Wangdus; Nominated Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Ven. Konchok Tsephel, and General Secretary LBA, Dr. Tsering Phuntsog.
Eminent scholars, esteemed guests from different socio-cultural backgrounds, and students/staff were also in attendance at the founding anniversary celebration of CIBS.
In his keynote address, CEC Tashi Gyalson stated, “It is indeed a pride moment for all of us especially the CIBS family as we are celebrating 64 glorious years of the foundation of this premiere institution. As envisioned by Padma Vibhushan, late 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, CIBS has succeeded immensely in providing quality education and a premiere institute to study Buddhist philosophy. CIBS is a backbone of preserving age-old Buddhist cultural, philosophical and traditional practices.”
The CEC also mentioned the recent sanctioning of 240 plus Bhoti language teachers under Samagra Shiksha and also emphasised the persistent efforts and contribution of MP Ladakh in strengthening Bhoti language, especially through the introduction of the Private Member Bill in the Parliament last year to include the Bhoti language in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.
The CEC appreciated the leadership of VC Prof. Ranjan in scaling new achievements at CIBS within a short period. He congratulated all the staff, students, and well-wishers of CIBS on this remarkable journey and extended his good wishes for their future endeavours.
In his welcome note, Vice Chancellor Prof. Rajesh Ranjan presented an overview of the institution and its progress reports and further informed the gathering of various developmental signs of progress made so far at the Deemed-to-be university to date.
He added that the stipends for students have been increased at CIBS and mentioned that this would assist the students, especially those belonging to humble backgrounds in availing various benefits. He thanked all the stakeholders and well-wishers of CIBS for their continued support of the University.
- December 5, 2023