Leh school razes Rancho Wall; says it was distracting students

Similar wall built outside for tourists

Leh: Remember Chatur Ramalingam of Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots? And Rancho’s school in Ladakh? When Chatur tries to pee on the school wall, the kids give an electric shock to him.

After 3 Idiots became a smashing hit, the wall became so famous that it was named ‘Rancho Wall’. The students of the school painted the scene on the wall and it became a must-see for tourists visiting Ladakh. But that became a problem for the school. Students started getting distracted and the tourists began dirtying the school campus.

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The Rancho Wall on school premises

It was then the management of the Druk Padma Karpo School, located on the Leh-Manali Highway, decided to demolish the wall and ban entry of tourists into the campus.

School principal Tanzin Kunzang said that other things associated with the film are also being removed from the school premises.

For the benefit of the tourists, a similar wall has been built outside the school premises.

(Story: Anil Thakur, Satnam Gil)

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