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Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia given to families of deceased Sportswomen

LEH: Secretary, Sports and Youth Services Department, Ravinder Kumar met the bereaved families of two Ladakhi Sportswomen, Tsetan Dolma, daughter of Tashi Angdus (Durbuk) and Rigzin Lhamo, daughter of Mutup Dorjey (Nubra) who died in an unfortunate car accident at Ramban on September 19.

Earlier, expressing condolences to the bereaved families of Tsetan Dolma and Rigzin Lamo, Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R.K Mathur had announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.

In this regard, Secretary, Sports and Youth Services Department, Ravinder Kumar today personally presented the sanction letter for the ex-gratia relief to the families of the deceased.

The deceased were pursuing Masters in Physical Education (MPEd) from Jammu University and were prominent Sportswomen who had represented Ladakh at the national level in Ice Hockey and Football.

Tsetan from Durbuk had represented India in five International Ice Hockey Championships and various national and local tournaments. She played in the team as a Defender.

Rigzin Lamo from Nubra was a part of the Ladakh Women's Football team and had participated in various national tournaments.

Secretary, Ravinder Kumar expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and instructed the concerned officials to arrange memorial tournaments in honour of the deceased players.

The accident had also claimed the life of a Social Worker, Harman Anand who was operating Anjana Rural Charitable Organisation - an NGO working and contributing to social causes.



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