An Urgent Appeal from the Abbot "Massive Landslides Hit Ancient Tawang Monastery"

Spiritual wonder of India 

The fame of Tawang Monastery has spread far and wide with the induction of it in one of the special Wonders of India. Considered one of the holiest places on earth and one of the biggest monasteries in Asia, Tawang Monastery truly deserves this recognition. NDTV had recently conducted a survey of all the monumental buildings in India and broadcasted them for public voting for induction in the Seven Wonders of India. Owing to its popularity and significance, Tawang Monastery has been voted by people from different states to share place with other famed architectural wonders like the Taj Mahal.

It is really an honour for the entire people of Arunachal in general and Tawang in particular to see Tawang Monastery being voted the Spiritual Wonder of India. Through this medium we would like to thank the entire team of NDTV for considering Tawang Monastery worthy of short-listing for this competition at national level. We further would like to thank the entire people, especially from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Leh-Ladakh, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and other states who have voted in favour of Tawang Monastery. In the end, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr Baichung Bhutia, a sporting legend and captain of Indian football team for his strong support. It is all because of your support that Tawang Monastery finds a proud place in the Seven Wonders of India, which really is a big achievement and honour.

With the recognition of Tawang Monastery as the spiritual Wonder of India, we hope that tourism in this region will boost up, bringing new employment opportunities for the inhabitants of this remote region. Tawang Monastery feels highly honoured to receive more visitors in future as well, as it has been doing since its establishment in 1681.

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