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Two-day cultural festival celebrated in Nubra
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent, Monday, October 16, 2017


The village community of Pinchimik Nubra organised a two-day cultural festival in honor of the birth centenary celebration of Padma Bhushan Gyalsras Bakula Rinpoche on October 2-3 at Pinchimik village.

The two days programme includes archery competition among ten teams from different villages of Nubra, folk dances, folk songs and devotional songs dedicated to Bakula Rinpoche by the students of Pinchimik School and cultural groups from Pinchimik and Sumoor, Nubra.

The highlight of the programme was the 72 years years old Rigzin Namgyal Sapchung singing the famous folk song on Bakula Rinpoche’s birth at Matho palace. On the concluding day, Rigzin Lhundup, councillor Tegar-Sumoor was the chief guest and Dr. Sonam Wangchok, General Secretary, Organizing Committee of the birth centenary celebration of Gyasras Bakula Rinpoche and president LBA Nubra Tsewang Lhargyal were the guest of honours.

While highlighting the contributions of Bakula Rinpoche in different fields, Dr. Sonam Wangchok said’ “Although whole Ladakh is celebrating the birth centenary of Gyalsras Bakula Rinpoche but it is extremely important, especially for the youth of Ladakh to know the selfless contributions and achievements of Bakula Rinpoche through interaction with elders and research. If one understands Rinpoche’s vision and mission for future of Ladakh, he or she will follow the footstep of Bakula Rinpoche to become a useful citizen."

Tsewang Lhargyal, LBA president in his speech stressed on the importance of preserving Ladakh’s own culture and heritage as a tribute to the birth centenary of Gyalsras Bakula Rinpoche. 

The chief guest, Rigzin Lhundup also spoke on the life and contribution of Gyalsras Bakula Rinpoche and he appreciated the Pinchimik village community for organising such a grand and meaningful programme in honour of the birth centenary of Bakula Rinpoche.

MLA Nubra, Deldan Namgyal  announced Rs 2.00 Lac from MLA fund to build a library in Pinchimik.

At last, the prizes for the position holders were distributed. The Pinchimik team won the Bakula Rinpoche Archery Competition and the runner-up position was begged by Samstan Otsal Tsogspa, Sumoor. Rigzin Nurboo of Pinchimik team was judged the best archer with the highest score and Stanzin Lhundup was awarded for the most number of shooting the target.

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