LEH, Sept 2: Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas today inaugurated Thanka Exhibition on the second day of Ladakh Festival 2019, at Chokang Vihara.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner inspected more than 70 different Thankas and appreciated the monks of Disket Monastery for exhibiting the centuries old preserved Thankas on the occasion.
He added that Thankas exhibition is one of the major attractions of the Ladakh festival to showcase the cultural richness to the outside world. He said that locals can also enjoy the exhibition which will be exhibited even tomorrow at Chokang Vihara Hall.
Monastic dance (Chams) were presented by the monks of Diskit Monastery in the courtyard of Chokhang Vihara. A numbers of colorful mask dances were also presented on the tune of traditional monastic instruments played by monks themselves. A numbers of tourist from different parts of the world also took part in this festival.
Photo exhibition of more than 200 species of birds of Ladakh organized by Wildlife Conservation & Birds Club of Ladakh (WCBCL) was also visited by Saugat Biswas. He appreciated the hard work of the photographers and their contribution in this festival.
The Divisional Commissioner along with all the guests visited the Handicraft, Handloom and Food stalls at eco-park and enjoyed local food. While interacting with the self help groups, he enquired about the prices and encouraged them to ensure better quality and improved presentation of their products.