Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award — the highest civilian honour of Ladakh — for his immense contribution to humanity, especially towards the union territory on 6 August 2022.


  1. The sixth award was conferred by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh which celebrated the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ with great fervour on the occasion of its foundation day (5 August 2022) at Sindhu Ghat.
  2. The 87-year-old spiritual leader, who is on a visit to the union territory since 15 July, appreciated the gesture and stressed maintaining communal harmony in the region.
  3. Ladakh and Tibet are connected by the mighty Indus River along with religious and cultural similarities, the changing climatic condition is a major cause of concern and urged everyone to be environmentally conscious in their act.
  4. The ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ marks the celebration of the remarkable contribution and achievement of the heroes of Ladakh and seeks to instill a sense of pride in the younger generation.