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COVID-19 Vaccination For Monks And Nuns of Age Group 18-44 Rolled Out At Namdroling

Namdroling Monastery in India has rolled out the COVID-19 Vaccinations for the monks and nuns of the age group 18-44 on the 30th May 2021. All the eligible monks and nuns in accordance to the directive issued by the Indian government were vaccinated in one day. Vaccination were also given on the same day to the Tibetan residents of the 4th Camp, the 3rd Camp of the Tibetan Settlement and the Gawaitsel Camp on the way to Gurukul. A total number of 1598 doses of vaccine were given out in one single day.

Following the path of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche to maintain solidarity in happiness and sorrow with the local people, the senior members of the Namdroling Monastery Management Committee which include Chogtrul Gyangkhang Rinpoche, Chogtrul Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, and Khenchen Namdrol Tsering Rinpoche have all agreed to extend the vaccination programme to the estimated 1700 Tibetan people residing in the 17 Tibetan Settlement Camps in Bylakuppe.

Within two days, 3100 shots of the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine were given to the residents of the monastery and the people of two nearby Tibetan Settlements of the age group 18-44. The cost of the entire vaccination programme is sponsored by Chogtrul Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche and Pathgate Institute.