Restoration of the Kagan Chörten of Wanla
10 July 2011 to 10 August 2011
Wanla, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Achi Association India, financial assistance through the Cultural Preservation Program of the German Foreign Office

In 2011 Achi Association India started its first project in Ladakh, the restoration of the Kagan Chorten in the village of Wanla. Funded by the Cultural Preservation Program of the German Foreign Office and private donors, the project was implemented during the summer of 2011. The project duration was 4 weeks. The participation and the interest of the village community were overwhelming. It was strongly supported by the local community, ‘Zunu Tsogspa’ village society responsible for the maintenance of chortens and mane walls and its numerous volunteers, by the participants of the Youth Training Group and international conservation experts from Achi Association Switzerland. The restoration was completed in August 2011, when the chorten was ceremoniously blessed by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche.
Experts: architects Deldan Angmo and Hilde Vets, wall-painting conservator Heike Pfund