Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute has their roots in a variety of areas and while growing bigger, the need to centralize the different departments became very strong. That’s why Trogawa Rinpoche and the board decided to purchase a plot of land in Salugara, Siliguri where the whole institute can be together. It took quite some negotiations and time to acquire it, but on 11th July 2013 the construction started with the “Ground-breaking” ceremony.
A lot has happened since then and we happily celebrated the ceremony to mark the completion of the ground floor of the pharmacy at Salugara on 29th November 2014.
We wholeheartedly thank the B.A. Foundation, the Chagpori Support Group members, all friends and well-wishers who helped us make this project possible. The construction of the 1st floor of the pharmacy building resumed on 15th May 2016 after a long gap. This was partly due to paucity of funds and the change of contractor.
Now in spring 2020, we planned to have the College and Hostel on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Pharmacy building. The College will fit for the coming years, but for the Hostel still additional construction is needed.
When the College with the Hostel can move to Salugara, it will be easier for the students to get their practical training in the pharmacy as well as within the 10-bedded hospital, which has to be accomplished soon too.
Because of the outbreak of corona pandemic, we unfortunately have to postpone our plans for the construction of the hostel. On one hand we feel sorry for the students, who can’t be connected with and learn from the pharmacy activities. On the other hand we have more time for fundraising for this project, which is also very necessary.
The cost for the construction of the hostel on top of the pharmacy building will be around 70.000 Euro. We still need an additional 30.000 Euro to be able to accomplish this.
Please feel free to help us, with whatever is possible for you, to cover the amount which is still needed.