Recommendation of 3-member panel on State Tree and Flower

Ladakh administration seeks suggestions from public

The administration of Ladakh Union Territory on Tuesday sought suggestions from the general public on recommendations made by a three-member committee over proposing its state tree and state flower.

In a notice, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the administration said that a three-member committee has recommended Juniper polypros (Ladakhi-Shuk-Pa) and Meconopsis aculeata (Himalayan blue poppy/ Ladakhi Tser-sNon) as state tree and state flower respectively.

The three-member committee was headed by Director, Sowa Rigpa.

According to the notice, suggestions, if any, can be sent to administration within a period of thirty days.

“Suggestions may be sent by email at or by post to the below mentioned address: Office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest/ Chief Wildlife Warden, 2nd floor, Wildlife Building, Near Civil Secretariat,” reads the notice.

In September 2021, Ladakh adopted snow leopard and black-necked crane, as State animal and State bird, two years after it was carved out as a separate Union Territory (UT) from the erstwhile State of J&K—(KNO)

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