Druk White Lotus School, Leh

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Address: Shey, Jammu and Kashmir 194201

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About Druk White Lotus School, Leh

The Druk White Lotus School is located in Shey, Ladakh, in northern India, and is known locally as the Druk Padma Karpo School. Karpo means White and Padma means Lotus in the local language Bodhi. The school was started at the request of the people of Ladakh who wanted a school that would help maintain their rich cultural traditions, based on Tibetan Buddhism, while equipping their children for a life in the 21st century. The masterplan and school buildings, designed by architects and engineers from Arup Associates and Ove Arup & Partners, combine local building techniques and materials with leading edge environmental design to make them effective in the extreme climate. In 2012, landscape architects from the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of Greenwich began work on a landscape master plan and garden for the DWLS School. The school offers a broad education, initially in the Ladakhi language and English. Residential blocks allow children from Ladakh's remote areas to attend, and a programme of sponsorship ensures that the poorest are not excluded. It is managed by the Druk Pema Karpo Educational Society and financed with money raised internationally. Druk White Lotus/Padma Karpo school is being built in stages. The Nursery and Infant Courtyard opened in September 2001, and the Junior School in November 2004. Middle and Secondary School facilities were built year by year as funds permitted, with the last two secondary school classrooms completed in 2014. Additional facilities for residential students and the school are ongoing. The school was featured in a 2007 episode of the PBS series Design e2, Cisco Systems "Human Network" advertisement as well as the Aamir Khan movie 3 Idiots. The school was damaged in August 2010 when cloudbursts caused flash floods that washed mud and boulders into many school buildings. The Bollywood star Aamir Khan made a special effort to lend a helping hand.

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  • Agree that this school is popular because of 3 Idiots Hindi film. But it is residential school for local boys and girls, where education is free of cost. Also the architecture of the school building is global award winning for, A solar powered and passively heated building project at the cutting edge of design in the 21st century. A structure that celebrates and enhances local values, while at the same time making the most of cutting-edge technology and construction methods from the West.

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  • This school is more famous as Rancho School because of 3 idiots movie. There is a wall depicting the 3 idiots as shown in film. Tourists are allowed to go to this wall and take photographs. Actually it is a residential school where all round development of children studying there is taken care of.

  • Very commercial place.. too much importance is given to the 3 idiots theme in the school. Cafe, Walls are all painted with the 3 idiots theme.. Cleanly maintained.

  • Druk White Lotus School is popular as Rancho's School to tourists. Being a tourist, I love the school premises - its eco friendly school, hostel rooms are given in the name of Mountain Passes. Tourists can only visit the 3-Idiot Shooting Spot with a guide without any ticket. There is a cafe and souvenir shop at the main gate. Allz well.

  • Nothing great for tourists. Made popular due to Hindi movie "three idiots"

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