Tabo Monastry is situated at Tabo of Split Valley, district Lahaul & Spiti (HP) of 3200 meters altitude near the Tibet border. The Monastry was founded in 006 AD by thw King of Guge Kingdom of Western Tibet Yeshe Od and great translator Ronchen Zengopo. This has nine
halls where besides stucco images of Budha, there are well paintings depicting Bhuda's life and stories from the Jataka tales. The Monastry because of its is known as the Ajanta of Himalayas. Since its establishments Tabo Monastry has been a centre of Budhist philosophy and learning education . In 1996 Tabo Monastry celebrate its Millennium celebration at International level. In the year 2009 Kalachakra Stupe was consecrated for global peace by his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla earlier known as Himachal Pradesh Medical College started functioning in August, 1966 with intake capacity of 50 students for MBBS course. This intake has now been increased to 100 students since 2010. The snowdon building now housing Indira Gandhi Medical College, was earlier the official residence of Lord Kitchener, Commander in Chief of British Army in India.
The forma opening and foundation laying stone of the college was done by Smt Sushila Nayar the then Union Health Minister on 13.10.1966. The college now also runs MD/MS courses in 20 disciplines alongwith DM/MCH courses in cardiology and Cardiac - thoracic Surgery, it has so far produced 2704 MBBS Graduates 923 Post Graduates and 377 Diploma students. The college is the biggest health institution in the State.
On 7th October 2014, during Kullu Dussehra 8640 women and men of Kullu performed historic "Natti Dance" which got successfully registered in LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS as largest folk dance ever. The event was name as PRIDE OF KULLU based on theme BETI HAI ANMOL
Courtesy - Sreejesh Krishnan , Trivandrum