Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Chhewang, Shri Thupstan
Constituency   : Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : thupstan[DOT]chhewang[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

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
B.A., LL.B.
Educated at Ramjas College, University of Delhi and Law Faculty, University of Delhi, Delhi
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
Sankar Khar, Idgah Road, Chhubi, Ladakh,
Leh-194101, Jammu & Kashmir
Telefax : (01982) 252955, 09419179174 (M)
Present Address
B-7, M.S. Flats, B.K.S. Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
9013869155 (M)
Positions Held
1995-2004 Chairman, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council
2004 Elected at 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Standing Committee on Defence
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1 Sept. 2014 - 13 Dec. 2018 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
2 Sept. 2014 - 13 Dec. 2018 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
13 Dec. 2018 Resigned

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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