His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred trashi lekdhar and appointed Lhawang Dorji Tamang (right) from Samdrup Jongkhar as the new Lam of Tsholingkhar Lhakhang in Tsirang on September 11 in Thimphu. 

The 34-year-old has a BA in English and Environment Science from Sherubtse College. After graduating in 2011, he then pursued Buddhist studies in Kanglung Shedra and Tago Dorden Tashithang Buddhist University in Thimphu. 

His Holiness also appointed Sonam Tobgay, 30, from Wangduephodrang as the new Principal of Dolung Sherab Yoesel Choling Goenzin Dratshang in Khotokha. He started his monastic education at the age of eight at Wangdue rabdey.