Ladakhi culture highlighted in UK

Artists performing Shondol dance of Ladakh at a programme in London.
Artists performing Shondol dance of Ladakh at a programme in London.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 3: A vibrant cultural programme highlighting Ladakhi culture was organized first time at London in United Kingdom.
During the programme, which was organized recently to celebrate Republic Day of India, rich diversity and heritage of India were displayed. Some unique and lesser-seen indigenous art forms covering North, North East, South, West and East of India were presented before more than 350 thrilled spectators. Shondol dance of Ladakh, Rabha of Assam, Nyishi of Arunachal Pradesh and Gabar of Chhattisgarh were showcased for the first time in Britain.
The 2.5-hour stage tableau was also instrumental in learning about different communities and cultures. Members of British Parliament Bob Blackman, himself a Padma Shri awardee and former Minister for Climate Change Baroness Sandip Verma spoke on the occasion.
The event was organized by Sanskruti Centre in association with the Nehru Centre (ICCR, London), High Commission of India and the Bhavan. “It took several months of arrangements to be able to organize such a rich content event,” said Ragasudha who conceptualized the event. He added that they engaged with local communities in India to keenly understand the cultural facets so that they could highlight them wider.
The attendees had an enriching experience and a glimpse of what Indian culture has to offer.