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HCHF ORGANIZED MAMANI FESTIVAL 2019

The colorful festival of foods called Mamani, a traditional winter exhibition of ethnic foods, was observed at Wakha Dho in Kargil on Monday. The festival was participated by both Muslim and Buddhists communities. The festival was organised by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Youth Education and Sport Welfare Society Wakha. CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, appreciated

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Restoration of a sacred stupa

Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) is restoring one of the most sacred stupas in Ladakh. It is believed that this stupa contains the relic of Arhant Nyima Gungpa. The stupa is situated in the Saboo Monastery precinct and was deteriorated due to time factor, rain and snow. The stupa is being restored by the HCHF’s stupa experts and the cost of the restoration is being borne by the Saboo Monastery.

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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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