LG inaugurates four-day Ladakh Festival

Folk dance being presented by artists during inaugural of Ladakh Festival on Thursday.
Folk dance being presented by artists during inaugural of Ladakh Festival on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

Leh, Sept 21: The four-day Ladakh Festival was inaugurated by the Lt. Governor of UT Ladakh, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) along with the First Lady, Neelam Mishra in presence of Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson at Pologround here. It was organised by the Department of Tourism, UT Ladakh.
Lieutenant Governor was the chief guest while CEC, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson was present as the guest of honour. Among the attendees were EC Tourism, Ghulam Mehdi, Councillors, Sarpanches, and government officials.
Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh, Ghulam Mehdi delivered the welcome speech.
LG addressed the gathering, emphasizing the profound cultural heritage of Ladakh. He underlined UT Ladakh’s commitment to the region’s development and highlighted various ongoing initiatives, including the establishment of medical and engineering colleges, central university, and the installation of additional mobile towers across Ladakh.
Similarly, CEC, LAHDC Leh, about the festival’s role in allowing tourists to explore Ladakh’s culture and lifestyle. He also informed that soon Lt. Governor will declare September as the ‘Carnival of Ladakh’.
Additionally, he stressed conducting extensive promotion for the Ladakh Festival.
Throughout the festival, various cultural programs were presented, providing attendees with a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Ladakh’s traditions.
In closing, Director Tourism, UT Ladakh, Kunzes Angmo extended gratitude to all who contributed to the success of this event, assuring that the Ladakh Festival will be a memorable celebration of the region’s unique heritage.