COURAGE UNDER FIRE
Havaldar Nawang Thinles is a proud soldier who saw battle during the 1999 Kargil conflict. During the war, he was shifted from Belgaum in Karnataka to the zone of conflict in Kargil at short notice. While he was successful in beating back the intruders, but on that fateful night when flash floods hit Leh in 2010, he could not save his wife as he was busy serving the country. The floods washed away his house in Phyang. Married to a soldier, his wife was not short on courage, and perished saving community members. His daughter too demonstrated extreme courage, and saved her two younger brothers by holding on to a tree with them till help arrived.
Thinles now takes care of his three children who live in hostels and study to realise their dreams. The three cases of Havaldar Thinles and his two colleagues, Havaldar Tsering Dorge and Havaldar Stanzin Dadul, were considered for support by the CTF on the recommendations made by the Commanding Officer of the Ladakh Regiment Centre in Phyang. Following this, CTF signed a tripartite agreement involving the three soldiers and the centre. Accordingly, the Ladakh Scouts Regiment Centre is actively involved in monitoring there construction of houses belonging to these soldiers and recommending release of funds directly to them. The Ladakh Scouts Regiment Centre also sends regular updates and photographs of the work in progress and helps CTF during its monitoring visits. This arrangement helps us in ensuring that the financial assistance is used effectively.
THINLES WITH BALAJI IN FRONTOFHIS HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION