Plantation: Ladakh is the highest plateau of India with much of it being over 3,000 m (9,800 ft). It spans the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River valley. Vegetation is extremely sparse due to thin oxygen. Human settlements are marked by lush fields and trees, all irrigated with water from glacial streams, springs, and rivers. The economy of Ladakh rests on three pillars: the Indian Army, tourism, and civilian government in the form of jobs and extensive subsidies. Agriculture, the mainstay only one generation ago, is no longer a major portion of the economy, although most families still own and work their land. At altitudes of 3,000 to 4,300 m (10,000 to 14,000 ft), the growing season is only a few months long every year.
Ngari Institute with the support of Jully Project for Singapore works jointly on plantation in 2009 with 1000 tress and 2010 with 1500. Due to lack of water facility, we could not continue plantation for sometime, where we have to load water in tanker from Indus Valley to the project area. But in future we will make the Institute area from desert zone to green zone as to show an example to others NGOs and Government offices.
Monthly Program for Foreigners: We are working very hard to share what we know to others, presently we are using our Library building as class room for the foreigners to teach on Buddhist Science and Buddhist Culture which will play very important parts in this world.
Sharing Dharma views in villages and Schools: Geshe Tsewang Dorje, Geshe Lobsang Thinley and Geshe Ngawang Sangye visits villages every years to talk on Love, Compassion and environment preservation. In our survey from last 4 years we came to know that, more and more younger generations are interested for this service.
Every week-end Geshe las takes full responsibility to teach Buddhism to the school children, which we have titled as “Dharma for Kids”. Ngari Institute contributes all kinds of service on this project.
School Bus service for local Students in Saboo village: 10th of April 2011. Saboo village has one government primary school, where the students used to come walking from their residence. They used to face a lot of distraction on the way. So for their better convenience, Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics arranged a transportation facility for these students, where now they come in the mini bus to school from far away distances.