23rd February 2016
Dear supporters,

Here is Sonam Wangchuk once again. It's heartening to see that by the end of the first week itself we have crossed our immediate target of Rs 5 lakh for covering the Rs 15,000 or more that the Ice Hockey Association of India has asked each player to raise in order to be included in the team.

Now after this, we have entered the next phase target of Rs. 10 lakh to prepare a World Standard Women's Ice Hockey team for 2020. This means a lot of intensive training and coaching programs from next winter for these very young girls.

I am also happy that we have crossed the Rs 5 lakh target and in style! As we were near the current target, a Ladakhi local travel entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Tondup Dorje contributed Rs. 60,000 to take the score close to the Rs 6 lakh mark. I am really excited to see locals playing their role in this mission.

At this important juncture I wanted to make my own contribution of Rs 15,000 to sponsor one player, but struggling with the intermittent Ladakhi connectivity, my bank password got blocked and now they say it will take 8 working days! Maybe it's a good omen after all! It gives me the chance to contribute at the crossing of our next target when we reach the Rs. 10 lakh mark- to raise funds for an all season ice/roller rink for the girls!!! Stay tuned.