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20 days training on Stupa building & Conservation:HCHF (2012-13)

The training on Stupa building & Conservation organized by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) supported by Ministry of Tourism & Culture Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir was celebrated on 14th November,at Chemday Monastery.It was a 20 day training in which CEC,LAHDC,Leh Rigzin Spalbar was the chief guest on the occasion. During the workshop 20 masons from different villages were trained in Chorten building by Gyen Paldan Sonam of Lehdo

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Secretary, HCHF attended a workshop on ‘Managing Indoor Climate Risk’ in Brazil (2010-11)

Dr Sonam Wangchok, Secretary, Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation-HCHF and Ladakh Liaison Officer, International association for Ladakh Studies (IALS) was among 21 participants from different countries selected for the ‘Managing Indoor Climate Risks workshop’ in Olinda-beautiful Historic City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site-in Brazil held from 20 to 26 March 2011. The workshop was developed by the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage

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President and Secretary of HCHF among Special Guest Speakers in Nubra (2010-11)

The All Volunteer Students of Nubra (AVSN) organized a day long seminar under the topic “Education, Art, Culture and Career Counseling” in the premises of Higher Secondary School Deskit  Nubra in june 2010. As many as 500 students from all over Nubra region including other eminent people participated in the seminar. Prof. Geshe Konchok Wangdus and Dr. Sonam Wangchok from Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation-HCHF were among the special guest

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HCHF in Service to Encourage Local Writers (2010-11)

Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) has come up with a book on the Nubra valley (Nub-ra’i gNas-bShad) by Urgain Rigzin, an astrologer from Nubra. The book was made available for the readers with offering the first copy of the book to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during the two-day teaching at Deskit, Nubra. The book gives detailed significance of the sacred mountains dedicated to Mahakala (Gonbo) and other sacred landscapes such as

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HCHF for Preservation of Himalayan Heritage (2010-11)

A 3-day exhibition on Sand Mandala drawing and butter sculpture (Kargyan) making was inaugurated by renown Historian and scholar Shri Tashi Rabgias at Lonpo House near Leh Palace in 2010. The training cum exhibition was organized by Himalayan Culture Heritage Foundation (HCHF) in collaboration with Chemray Gonpa and SACRE. Around 35 monks of Chemdey gonpa some foreign tourists and few locals attended the function. The incredible butter sculptures,

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Heritage Talk at Lonpo House (2010-11)

The Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) restarted its daily activities after the misfortune caused by the flash flood in Ladakh with a successful PowerPoint presentation on Buddhist Monastic Festival in Ladakh by Dr Georgias T. Halkais, a British Academy Research Fellow from the University of London and member of International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS). The talk, held on the 18th August, was attended by foreign research students,

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Assessment for Conservation of Mural Paintings (2010-11)

An assessment of two historical sites in Ladakh, namely Lotsava caves at SpitukPharka and Guru Rinpoche cave inside Takthok monastery were done voluntarily for Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation by well know painting conservator Udaya Hewawasam during his visit to Ladakh in 2010. Meanwhile a proposal for conservation of the mural paintings was prepared for both sites. This proposal for conservation of mural paintings is mainly discusses to enhance

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World Heritage Day 2010

On the World Heritage Day, April 18, Assistant Director Tourism Leh Sh Nissar Hussian inaugurated a weekly talk on cultural heritage of Himalayas in the historical building of Lonpo House near Leh Palace. The program was initiated by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF). Speaking on the occasion, Shri Nissar Hussain stressed on the importance of organizing cultural guide training to produce professional guides as he felt that it is the guides

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Promotion and Preservation of the Traditional Folk Music of Nubra Valley (2009-10)

A 12 day training workshop was organized in Nubra in 2009 by Yarma Gonbo Tsogspa and supported by Safeguarding Cultural Resources (SACRE). This workshop also became the starting point of the vision and mission of Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation-HCHF. The main inspiration was to impart training on traditional dances and music to younger generations and to record the folk songs. About 150 people from 15 villages across Nubra participated in

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