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

The rich cultural treasure

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 Leh and Nubra imparted training to the participants making them realize ‘how important it is to preserve the age old culture and tradition parallel to materialistic development’.

EC, Tourism Gyurmet Dorjey who chaired the function, while addressing the function said that the main reason behind the growing tourism industry in Ladakh is its rich cultural heritage and it is the responsibility of each Ladakhi to play their role in preserving and promoting our ancestral cultural legacy and pass on to the future generation.

Gyurmet advocated the public to take help from related NGOs as resource person and apprehended them to work in close coordination with village representatives, councilors and LAHDC.

EC health Dr. Sonam Angchuk appreciated the efforts of Kyagar Thundel Tsogspa and HCHF for successfully conducting the week long workshop and assured to extend utmost support from LAHDC in this regard. Similarly Councilor Kyagar Rigzin Wangdus thanked the organizers for their efforts.

Dr. Sonam Wangchuk, Secretary HCHF while speaking on the occasion said that Nubra is rich in both tangible and intangible heritage and it becomes very important on part of village communities and public representatives to preserve and promote these rich cultural treasures.

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