Bollywood star Aamir Khan visited the school yesterday in the company of the school’s founder, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa.  The school was the location of several scenes in ‘The 3 Idiots’ movie.

Aamir said, "All is not well.  But for the sake of humanity one should help others.  One should raise the morale of others." He asked people to “reach out and help the people of Leh and Ladakh.”

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We are very grateful to the HCC (Hindustan Construction Company Ltd) for their rapid and solid support. They responded in August to a request and mobilised 55 staff on the Druk White Lotus School campus in Shey to help with the cleanup. The team includes labourers, electricians and plumbers.

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The junior courtyard and, in particular, the ground floor of the junior block suffer the brunt of the mudslide. One of photographs below shows one of the junior classrooms, with waist height mud, just before HCC started the cleanup.

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Large amounts of mud and water flowed down the east side of the campus and inundated the courtyards. In this gallery, you can see how mud and water flowed between the latrines and the classrooms on the east side of the mandala and inundated the courtyards.

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Some of the children have decided to join the clean up both their classrooms and residences.

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