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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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A Workshop on Values of Cultural Heritage of Ladakh (2014-15)

Himalayan Culture Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Achi Association India has organized a day-long workshop on 'Value of Culture Heritage' for the people of Ladakh involved in different organizations working in the field of cultural preservation of Ladakh, which   includes the members from various village's committee and representatives from different  Panchayat assembly. The workshop, held on September 21 at Lonpo House, below

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A delegation met CEC, DC (2014-15)

A delegation led by Dr. Sonam Wangchok, Secretary HCHF, called on CEC, LAHDC and DC Leh with regards to conservation and preservation of historical monuments found all over Ladakh, and specially appeals for prevention of any damage or destruction caused to any built heritage in the course of modern infrastructural developments. The delegation especially drew attention towards prevalence of such practice in road widening projects. The presentation

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Workshop on Ladakhi folk songs (2014-15)

Ladakh Culture Forum (LCF) in collaboration with Himalayan Culture Heritage Foundation (HCHF) and LAMO organized a daylong workshop on folk songs of Ladakh. Renowned folk singer, Tsering Stanzin was chief guest on the occasion. It was the fourth workshop under Khaspa dang Zhunu organized by the organizations. Sharing his experiences, Tsering Stanzin who is also an astrologer from Skurbuchan said that he had memorized about 110 folk songs from his

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Workshop organized on reviving and preserving monastic rituals (2014-15)

A week long training workshop organized by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Pegon Phagspa Nastan Bakula Institute on revival of monastic rituals dedicated to different tantric deities concluded at Monastic School of Spituk Gonpa on 01 July. Prof. Geshe Konchok Wangdu President, HCHF, Geshes and monks from Pegon Phagspa Nastan Bakula Institute, Dr Sonam Wangchok, Secretary, HCHF, Gey Lobzang Gyaltsen trainer, committee

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Essay writing competition in Bhoti language held (2014-15)

With an aim to preserve the rich culture and language of Ladakh by inculcating interest amongst the students and teachers in Bhoti language, Pethub Khngtsen Education Society in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) and Ladakh Buddhist Association organised an inter school “essay writing competition in Bhoti Language cum half-day seminar” at Lamdon School, Sumoor, Nubra

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Conservation and restoration of a historical Stupa in Sankar, Leh (2013-14)

A historical Stupa located along the footpath leading to Samkar monastery was restored by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) with financial support from Tourism Development Authority, Leh on request of Gey Lobzang Nantak, hon’ble cucillor, upper Leh. The Stupa was consecrated by the monks of Samkar Gonpa on 12th Oct. 2013. Shri Rigzin Spalbar, the hon’ble Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC was present on the occasion. CEC, Spalbar congratulated

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Stone carving exhibition-cum-workshop (2013-14)

A two-day workshop-cum-exhibition on the revival of stone carving skill concluded on Thursday at Lonpo House. The workshop was organised by the Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) Leh as an endeavour to revive the art of stone carving in Ladakh which is otherwise being neglected and has become one of the endangered traditional craft skill of Ladakh since there are only few people left who know to carve stones. CEC, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar

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Weeklong training-cum-workshop concludes at Kyagar (2013-14)

A week-long training-cum-workshop on promotion and preservation of cultural heritage concluded today at Kyagar Nubra. Organized by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Kyagar Thundel Tsogspa, the main purpose of the workshop was to promote and preserve the intangible heritage of Ladakh including traditional dance, music, folk songs, handicrafts, masons, carpenters. Throughout the week, experts and resource persons from

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“Annual Inter School Essay Writing Competition in Bhoti Language” (2013-14)

With an aim to preserve the rich culture and language of Ladakh by generating interest amongst the students in Bhoti (Tibetan) language, Ladakh Buddhist Association in collaboration with Drepung Loseling Pethub Khangtsen Education Society and Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) organised “Annual Inter School Essay Writing Competition of Bhoti Language” on 4th May 2013 at Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School in Leh. Sheik Javed

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