Satya Pal Malik ,Governor along with Rigzin Samphel, Secretary Tourism, Avny Lavasa, DC and Sargun Shukla, SSP inaugurating the Sindhu Darshan Festival in Shey.
Inaugurating the Sindhu Darshan Festival, Governor Satya Pal Malik said our primary concern is to save rivers for the future generations on June 28 at Sindhu Ghat.
He highlighted the importance of rivers throughout the world and their contribution to the development of great civilizations.
He informed that the Sindhu Darshan was first initiated by former Union Minister L.K. Advani with an aim to signify the role of river Sindhu in shaping the culture of this region. He suggested for making this event a 3 to 4 days ‘Sindhu Mela’ so that people from all over the world can experience the rich culture of Ladakh.
Governor noted that river Sindhu has remain cradle of many civilizations since time immemorial. Citing a book on Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, he said that Sindhu has also been a reason to avert many wars due to its fierce flow for months together. He added that India got its name from Sindhu and our ancient history is rooted in the Indus civilization. He stressed on the need to repay by honouring the River.
Governor praised people of Ladakh for their honesty, hospitality, humbleness and peaceful nature. He said that there is a great scope to learn such virtues from Ladakh.
He also expressed his commitment to fulfill the developmental aspirations of Ladakh. He assured balanced development of Leh, Kargil and Zanskar and said that the Divisional offices will be established in Leh and Kargil without any discrimination.
Rigzin Samphel, Secretary Tourism, highlighted various initiatives taken for giving a boost to the tourism sector in Ladakh.
Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Leh expressed gratitude to Governor for gracing the occasion with his presence.