Tourists and Bollywood Buffs to bid adieu to Leh’s most popular tourist spot

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The  shot to fame and became a ‘do not miss spot’ for tourists who visited Leh, after it featured in the Aamir Khan-starrer ‘3 Idiots’ in 2010.

However, after nearly a decade, the school has decided to raze the ‘Wall’ and ban entry of tourists as the authorities felt it was becoming a distraction for students. The wall was shot in one of the last scenes when notorious character, Chatur, tries to urinate on it and gets electrocuted by an ingenious invention of school children. The school later painted it as the ‘Wall’ which became a picture spot for tourists.

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“The movie gave a lot of publicity to the school and it became a must visit for the tourists visiting Ladakh. However, we realised that the purpose of having a school in the area was getting defeated. Not only students were getting distracted by the tourists flocking the school but also every day the campus was being reduced to a litter ground,” school principal told 

“Inspired by the vision of His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, of Ladakh, the school aims to provide modern for Ladakhi children – an grounded in their own culture and which could prepare them to lead happy and productive lives,” Kunzang informed the news agency.

Set up in 1998 by the Druk Padma Karpo Society, the school was partially destroyed in the floods and landslides that hit the town in 2010, but was renovated thereafter.

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