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 women in their traditional attire which was likely to be included in Limca Book of records.
HCHF was represented by artists from “Lokhel Diskit Group”, Sumoor Nubra. While showcasing the rich culture of Ladakh, the artists performed two folk dances during the festival including the famous “Mentok Ltatmo” of Nubra. The Global Female Folk Dance Festival was organized by Charu Castle Foundation in association with District Administration Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile Dr Sonam Wangchok, Secretary; HCHF participated in the cultural seminar which was also organized during the festival under the chairmanship of the hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Himachal university. The participants were cherished with medals, certificates and mementoes by the organizers. Later, HCHF organized an excursion tour for the artist from Ladakh to Shimla, Riwalsar and Lahoul.