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A heritage week to be organized in Chushul, Changthang

Chushul: To study old heritage sites and restoring them, a team from Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) Leh led by Dr Sonam Wangchok visited Chushul village in Changthang. Youth Association Chushul organized a meeting on October 27, 2016 to discuss on reviving and restoring the age old cultural heritage. One among the aims and objectives of the Youth Association Chushul is preserve and promote the valuable traditional cultural and historical

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Workshop on “Reviving Intangible Heritage” in Nubra

A ten-day training workshop on traditional music (Daman and Surna), folk songs and folk dances organized by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with villages communities of Yar-zhung, Nubra, on 22nd October, 2016. MLA Nubra, Deldan Namgyal presided over the concluding function. Twenty trainees participated in the Daman and Surna training and women groups from Arunu Yokma, Aranu Gongma, Ayee, Kubet, Hargam and Taksha participated

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SEMINAR ON MY CULTURE-MY HERITAGE

Smt. Tsewang Dolma, president LBA women wing, Nubra presided over a seminar on My Culture-My Heritage organized by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Govt. Degree collage, Nubra on 20th October, 2016. My Culture-My Heritage is a youth oriented project initiated by HCHF to impart heritage education to school and college students through different activities. The day-long seminar was attended by scholars, guests and

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Discussion on Buddhist Culture & Heritage by students of CIBS

First talk and discussion on Buddhist Culture & Heritage by students of CIBS. It will continue every Saturday at 4 pm at Lonpo House, near Leh Palace.

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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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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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Restoration of monuments in Sabu village

Restoration of monuments in Sabu village initiated by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Sabu village community.

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HCHF organizes training workshop for tailors (2015-16)

Realizing the importance of imparting training on tailoring monks’ robes, Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation organized a 10-day workshop for tailors at CIBS from 18th August to 28th August 2015. The workshop was conducted by Tashi Lodan, one of the few tailors who have experience and knowledge of sewing monks’ robe. Lodan has learnt from his uncle and has been sewing monks’ dresses as well as other monastic decorations for last 13-14 years.

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Archery, Camel Safari marks the two days ‘Silk Route Festival’ (2015-16)

The 3rd Silk Route Festival concluded at sand dune Leisure Park Sumoor, Nubra on 24 June. Rigzin Spalbar, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC was the chief Guest. The festival was inaugurated by Rigzin Wangdus, Councillor, Tegar-Sumoor at Sand dune Leisure Park Sumoor, Nubra on 23 June. He congratulates the organizers for organizing the festival for the third consecutive year successfully. Dr. Sonam Wangchok, Founder/Secretary of Himalayan Cultural

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Week-long workshop on reviving traditional folk arts in preparation for the Silk Route Festival (2015-16)

A week­long workshop on reviving traditional folk arts including traditional dances, music (daman & Surna) and folk songs organised jointly by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF), Samstan Otsal Tsogspa and Culture and Welfare Society Sumoor concluded on 12 April in Sumoor, Nubra. The workshop was organized in preparation for the “Silk Route Festival”, which is being held every year on 23rd and 24th June. The training was imparted

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