10 Feb 2013

Ladakh’s ‘intangible heritage preservation workshop’ concludes

LEH: The weeklong training-cum-workshop on promotion and preservation of cultural heritage concluded here at Kyagar Nubra. The workshop was organised by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Kyagar Thundel Tsogspa, with financial support from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for software work plan under Capacity Building Service Providers (CBSP) for the site-village Kyagar, through LDA, Leh.
The concluding function was chaired by Executive Councilor for Tourism, Gyurment Dorjey while Executive Councilor for Health, Dr. Sonam Wangchuk was the Guest of Honour.
Councilor Kyagar, Rigzin Wangdus, village heads and people from different villages of Nubra attended the workshop.
The main purpose of the workshop was to promote and preserve different intangible heritage of Ladakh including traditional dance, music, folk songs, handicrafts, masons, carpenters.
During workshop, the experts and resource persons from Leh and Nubra imparted training to the participants and made them sensitised how it is important to preserve the age old culture and tradition parallel to materialistic development.
Executive Councillor, Tourism, Gyurmet Dorjey said that the main reason behind the growing tourism industry in Ladakh is its rich cultural heritage and it is the responsibility of each Ladakhi to play their role in preserving and promoting our ancestral cultural legacy and pass on to the future generation.
Dorjey advocated the public to take help from related HCHF as resource person in close coordination with village representatives, Councilor and LAHDC.
Executive Councillor for Health, Dr. Wangchuk and Councilor Kyagar, Rigzin Wangdus appreciated the efforts of Kyagar Thundel Tsogspa and HCHF under the inspiring guidance of Dr. Sonam Wangchok for successful arrangement of the week long workshop and assured to extend utmost support from LAHDC in this regard.
Dr. Sonam Wangchok, Secretary HCHF said that Nubra is rich in both tangible and intangible heritage and it becomes very important on part of village community and public representatives to preserve and promote these rich cultural treasures.
At last President Kyagar Thundel Tsogspa, Sonam Stobdan thanked all the resource persons for their effort in making the workshop a successful one.

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