Ladakh Festival from Sept 1

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, Aug 9: To celebrate the Ladakh Festival 2019 in a more scintillating way, the Deputy Commissioner/ Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Leh Sachin Kumar Vaishya convened a meeting of district officers and other stakeholders to finalize the programme schedule and formed various committees to ensure smooth conduct of the festival.
During the meeting, ADDC Leh, Moses Kunzang informed that Ladakh Festival will be held from 1 to 4 September and cultural glimpses of Ladakh including Monastic Mask Dances, Thangka exhibition, archery competition, polo matches, handicraft and handloom exhibitions would be the major attractions of Ladakh festival. He briefed the committees of their tasks and responsibilities. He urged upon the officers to perform their roles efficiently in order to make the festival a grand success.
To give an added festive colour and flavour to Ladakh festival, Sachin Kumar stressed on beautification and decoration of main venues and Leh market. He urged upon the concern committee for advance and wide publicity of Ladakh Festival to attract maximum participation of foreign and domestic tourists which he said is the ultimate objective of this festival.
To give a new look to the festival, few suggestions like opening of a selfie-point with Ladakhi outfit for the tourists, invitation to few Foreign Diplomats to attend the festival, enhanced hospitality and arrangement of separate enclosures for tourists at the venues were put forth by the stakeholders attending the meeting.