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Prominent Tribal Leader Lama Lobzang Passes Away at 94

The former member of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and prominent Buddhist Monk of Ladakh, popularly known as Lama Lobzang, passed away this morning at his residence in New Delhi. He was 94 years old.

Serving the National Commission

  • Lama Lobzang was a distinguished tribal leader who served the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for 19 years since 1984.
  • When the National Commission became constitutional through an amendment of Article 338 of the constitution, he was appointed anew as its member for two terms from 1995 to 1998 and 1998 to 2001.
  • He retired from public office after serving another term as a member of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes from 2004 to 2007.

Contributions to Public Health

  • During his six decades of public service, Lama Lobzang also served in the health sector.
  • He facilitated patients in availing medical treatments at AIIMS and organized free medical camps in Leh Ladakh.
  • He pulled doctors from AIIMS Delhi and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, to provide outdoor and indoor medical care to the needy people in Ladakh.

Leadership in Buddhist Organizations

  • Lama Lobzang served as the president in several Buddhist Organizations, including the International Buddhist Conference and the World Fellowship of Buddhists.

A Life Dedicated to Service

Lama Lobzang dedicated his life to public service, advocating for the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, promoting healthcare access in remote regions, and leading Buddhist organizations globally. His contributions to the upliftment of marginalized communities and the preservation of Buddhist traditions will be remembered.

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