Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa in Leh

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The Union Cabinet yesterday approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in Leh as an autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH at an estimated cost of Rs. 47.25 crore.

It also approved the creation of the post of director in Level-14 to oversee implementation of the project from the construction stage itself.

Consequent to the formation of Ladakh as Union Territory and for the promotion of a native culture of Ladakh, it has been decided by the Government of India to promote Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine by establishing a National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa(NISR) at Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh.

The setting up of the National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) would provide an impetus for the revival of Sowa-Rigpa in the Indian Sub-continent.

The Institute will also provide opportunities for students of Sowa-Rigpa not only in India but also from other countries. (AIR NEWS)

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