Ladakh Winter Conclave from Feb 21-23

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, Jan 7: A meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Commissioner/Secretary Tourism, UT Ladakh Rigzin Samphel to review the preparedness of 2nd ‘Ladakh Winter Conclave-2021’ at Civil Secretariat here.
The meeting finalized the date for Ladakh Winter Conclave-2021 for three days from Feb 21 to 23, 2021. The event will showcase the potential for winter tourism in Ladakh, with winter sports, cultural and culinary experiences being curated for this conclave.
Ladakh Winter Conclave would be celebrated in both the districts of Leh and Kargil of UT Ladakh. It was decided in the meeting that due to prevalent of Covid-19 pandemic, most of the events will see virtual presentation.
The meeting was attended by Director Tourism, UT Ladakh; Principal, IHM Ladakh; Deputy Secretary, Culture Academy, Leh/Kargil; Assistant Director Tourism Leh/Kargil; Assistant Director Information Leh/Kargil; Deputy Superintendent, Archeological Survey of India; president, ALTOA, Leh; president, AKTTA, Kargil and president Hotel Association, Leh/Kargil.
Commissioner/Secretary felt the need for promotion of rich culture and heritage of Ladakh during the course of event. After a detailed discussion, he directed the Tourism Department to stress on the importance of marketing aspect for tourism promotion. He also directed them to complete the promotional video well in time.
AD Tourism Jigmet Namgyal briefed the highlights of the three-day event which would include heritage walk in Old Town, adventure and winter sports, and environment and wildlife.
Rigzin Samphel gave directions to the concerned departments and stakeholders to ensure proper follow-up of COVID-19 protocols during the event.
While speaking on the occasion AD Tourism Kargil Aga Syed Towha spoke about the importance and potential of promotion of skiing and motor expedition in Kargil District among other winter tourism attractions.