Thupstan Chhewang

Results from Thupstan Chhewang

Candidate Name Party Status Votes Secured
Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir Lok Sabha Election 2019 Thupstan Chhewang
Constituency :
Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
Party Name :
Bharatiya Janata Party
Father's Name : Late Shri Sonam Tsepel
Mother's Name : Late Smt. Norzin Angmo
Date of Birth : 01 Sep 1947
Place of Birth : Shey, Distt. Leh, Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
Marital Status : Married
Date of Marriage : 17 Sep 1976
Spouse's Name : Smt. Sarla Chhewang
No.of Sons : 1
No.of Daughters : 1
Educational Qualifications :
B.A., LL.B. 
Educated at Ramjas College, University of Delhi and Law Faculty, University of Delhi, Delhi
Profession : Social Worker

Positions Held

1995-2004 Chairman, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council
Elected at 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Standing Committee on Defence
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Defence
2 Sep. 2014 onwards
Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament.
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
2 June 2016 Member, Sub-Committee of the Standing Committe on Defence

Social And Cultural Activities

President, Ladakh Buddhist Association, 1987-1995; Chairman, Action Committee for Central Rule in Ladakh during early 1970; President, Lamdon Social Welfare Society and initiated pioneering social reforms in Ladakh; Founder Member, Lamdon Senior Secondary School, a pioneering educational Institute in Ladakh; Patron, Ladakh Theatre Organisation; worked for promotion of Theater and folk art and culture in Ladakh

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Sports and games, swimming and watching cricket

Sports and Clubs

Active sportsman in school and college days; captain of both football and hockey teams of Ramjas College, Delhi University; worked for promotion of various sports activities in Ladakh; patron of several sports clubs; promoting football, cricket, archery and winter sports and games

Countries Visited

Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Soviet Union and Switzerland

Other Information

Programme Executive, AIR, 1978-87; Director, Ladakh Ecological Development Group (N.G.O.), supported movements for devolution of power to grass-root level even as a student; actively involved in movements/agitations supporting grant of autonomy/UT status for Ladakh Region of Jammu & Kashmir; propagating sustaniable development model for Ladakh; supporting empowerment of Panchayati Institutions and active participation of people in development initiatives



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Source : Election Commission of India