Ladakh Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Leh to organise Ladakh Nomadic Festival 2021 at Korzok Phoo on August 30 & 31.
Secretary, Tourism and Culture, UT, Ladakh, Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan convened a meeting regarding the arrangement of the festival on August 14. He said that the objective of holding the Festival is to help sustain the centuries-old tradition and culture of the people of the region. He further added that the aim is also to make them realize that their culture & lifestyle is unique, have their charm and significant place in the socio-cultural lives of Ladakh, and provides a better platform to showcase their unique culture and traditions.
Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan said that besides promoting tourism and culture, the festival aims to acquire knowledge; skills, and practices possessed by these unsung heroes and honour them.
This festival will be the first-ever Nomadic Festival and it was informed that people from all over Changthang are participating in the two-day mega festival
Tsewang Paljor, Deputy Secretary, Cultural Academy, Leh added that the Department is putting their best effort to showcase complete life, culture, practices, and works of nomads during the festival thereby dedicating the same to Nomads of Changthang. Any tourist/visitor who intends to play a role of a shepherd in taking the sheep and goats to mountains as the nomadic shepherd can contact All Ladakh Tours Operators Association for more information and help.
Secretary Kacho Mehboob requested all stakeholders to collaborate and extend cooperation in making this two-day event a grand success. He also appealed to nomads residing at different places in the Changthang region to participate in the festival.
The meeting was attended by Tsewang Paljor, Deputy Secretary, Cultural Academy, Leh; Jigmet Namgyal, Assistant Director, Tourism Department, Leh and Delex Namgyal, President, All Ladakh Tour Operators Association.