JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the annual Ladakh Festival, the four-day extravaganza aimed at promoting tourism and the region’s rich culture, in Leh on Sunday.
Malik said the Union Territory (UT) status for Ladakh “will open new doors for employment and development in the region”.
He said Ladakh’s pristine beauty, traditions, culture, language and heritage would be protected.
Malik said Ladakh’s exclusive landscape and people, who are deeply rooted in their traditions and culture, have always pulled him towards the region. (AGENCIES)