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Rock Art Unit (RAU)

HCHF is pleased to announce the establishment of an autonomous “Rock Art Unit (RAU) under the aegis of HCHF, to bring focussed attention to the Research, Conservation and Documentation of this precious cultural heritage in Ladakh. The Convenor of the RAU, Mr. Tash LdawaTsangspa, who is based in Leh, is the local pioneer of Rock Art research, and he is assisted by the Co-Convenor, Mr. Viraf Mehta, a Delhi-based social anthropologist who has been

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Wold Heritage Day 2016

A day to thank our ancestors, civilisation—for the richness that surrounds us, 18th April is celebrated as World Heritage Day. Whether it’s in the form of a unique ecosystem, or a beautiful old build heritages or a language, a cuisine, a folklore, a medicinal system, it’s all heritage, and it’s all precious but they are remarkably, frighteningly fragile. "World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable

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Today is International Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62). On 16 May 2007 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". By the same resolution,

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World Heritage Day: Talks on Buddhist culture and heritage initiated (2015-16)

World Heritage Day was observed in Leh on April 18 at Lonpo house near Leh Palace by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Central Institute of Buddhist studies (CIBS). A discussion and talk on ‘Buddhist cultural and heritage’ were initiated by prof. Geshes Konchok Wangdu and Dr. Tashi Dorjey. Prof. Geshe Konchok Wangdu said that our ancestor gives importance to tangible cultural heritage, monuments, and objects. But more

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HCHF Represented Ladakh in 17th Global Female Folk Dance (2014-15)

Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) represented Ladakh in 17th Global Female Folk Dance Festival at prestigious Kullu Dussehra Festival, Himachal Pradesh from 3rd October to 9th October 2014. Female artists from different parts of India and various other countries took part in the festival. Earlier the New Indian Express reported that the district administration has planned to organise folk dance competition consisting of more than 5,000

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My Culture – My Heritage (2014-15)

In the second phase of the project HCHF organized one week workshop at Lonpo House on heritage education conducted by Dr Sonam Wangchok, secretary, HCHF and Yangchan Dolma, a research student from Himachal University. During this many folk stories were collected from the students. Students from several schools attended the workshop. Field trip to heritage sites was also organized during the workshop and at the same time they were taught to do audio

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HCHF Ladakh calls National Commission for Minority for including Bhoti in JNV Leh (2014-15)

President, HCHF Prof. Geshe Konchok Wangdu, and  Secretary HCHF Dr Sonam Wangchok who is also a member of Parents Teachers Council, JNV, Leh called on the Member National Commission for Minority Tsering Namgyal Shunoo in New Delhi on Monday and demanded the inclusion of Tibetan language & literature (Bhoti/Tibetan) as an optional in JNV Leh. Earlier the demand was submitted to the Union Minister of Human Resource Development & Chairman NVS,

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Conservation of the Painted Chorten at Sumda Chun, Ladakh, India (2013-14)

Conservation work was undertaken in the summer of 2013 on one of the earliest recorded painted chortens (stupas) in the village of Sumda Chun, located in the remote mountainous region of Ladakh in northern India. This marked the culmination of a long and successful program carried out on the Sumda Chun monastery complex by the World Monuments Fund in partnership with the Namgyal Institute for Research on Ladakhi Art and Cultural Heritage, the project

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Tourist Village Tegar – Sumoor Project (2013-14)

The software work (activities) plan of the project was put in place by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Tegar Thundel Tsogspa (village association) under the CBSP (Capacity Building for Service Providers Scheme). The activities component consists of a community awareness programme of the tourism process, tourism product development, training for packaging, development of marketing activities, building capacity of

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HCHF felicitates Best Book Awardees (2013-14)

The Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) hosted a reception to honour the recipients of Best Book Award-2011 conferred by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. The awardees included well known writer Abdu Gani Sheikh for his book “Reflection on Ladakh, Tibet and Central Asia” written in English and Urgyan Rigzin for “Nub-ra’I gNas-bShad” in Bhoti Language published by HCHF. During a simple function organized

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