LEH, Jan 9: Ladakh Student Welfare Society Delhi (LSWSD) in collaboration with ‘Live to Love’ celebrated its Annual Day cum Losar on the theme “Beyond Diversity: Respect, Understand-ing and equality”.
The event was also supported by Roli Books, Let Us Cycle, Waterkeeper Alliance and Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper. Khamdrak Rinpoche Jigme Tenzin Wangpo was the chief guest on the occasion.
Ambassador of Mongolia to India, Gonchig Ganbold, Padma Shri Morup Namgyal, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Language Officer Tsewang Paljor, Young Drukpa Association (YDA) president Ngawang Rinchen Wacher, vice president Venerable Tsetan Tashi, nuns, MIMC founder venerable Sanghasena and former Union Minister P Namgyal were present to grace the occasion.
The eventful day commenced with the lightening of holy lamp “Chotemy” by the chief guest. While talking on the topic, the chief guest stressed upon the students for developing respect, understanding and equality among each other to have a harmonious life. He added that apart from modern education student must acquire knowledge about cultural ethos of Ladakh to preserve its identity.
Student of LSWSD exhibited variety of traditional food stall to showcase the local cuisine including the typical dishes Paba, Thukpa, Yosza (Roasted Barley), Chu-Tai, etc. A short skit highlighting the exemplary communal harmony of Ladakh was also part of the celebration applauded by the jam packed audience of more than 2000.
A vibrant colourful culture programme showcasing the Ladakh’s pride, unity and diversity enthralled the audience. A quiz competition focusing on history, culture and geography of Ladakh conducted among student unions of Jammu, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Delhi. All Ladakh Student Union Dehradun bagged the first prize in the quiz competition.
Later chief guest and dignitaries released a Guide Book title “Forever Ladakh”, published by Roli Books, and a Dual Musical Album “Losar 2017” coproduced by Live to Love and YDA Ladakh. Besides, Best Dressed Competition, lucky draw with exciting prizes, including a bicycle sponsored by Let Us Cycle, and prize distribution were also part of the celebration.
Earlier in his welcome address, Ngawang Rinchen Wacher elaborated on various activities undertaken by ‘Live to Love’ jointly with YDA Ladakh, Live to Love’s on ground partner.