Project Completion Report: Mainpat Phendeling Settlement Community Hall Renovation.


Phendheling Tibetan Settlement Mainpat was established in 1963 under the leadership of His Holiness the 14th Dalai lama and by the support from the Central and the State Government of India providing refuge to around 3 to 4 thousand Tibetans. The settlement comprises of seven Tibetan camps, with camp no. 1 being the central hub. All the key facilities such as the settlement offices, STS school, Co-operative society, workshop, health clinics, Men-Tsee-Khang all located here.

The community hall, constructed in 1992, has not undergone any renovation since its inception. Over time, exposure to rain, wind, humidity, and moisture has significantly deteriorated its quality. Issues such as roof leakage, rust on roof sheets, rotting floor, rusty windows, poor lighting, and electricity shortages persist leading to many difficulties for general public during gatherings making it imperative to renovate the hall promptly.

The community hall plays a crucial role in Mainpat Tibetan community life, particularly during the monsoon season from June to September when outdoor function and ceremonies are not feasible due to heavy rainfall. Renovating the hall is essential to provide a healthier and more conducive space for community activities. Moreover, all the important official functions are held in the community hall which makes it so crucial to have a proper community hall for the gatherings and meetings.