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2nd Buckwheat Flower Festival commences in Skurbuchan

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2nd Buckwheat Flower Festival commences in Skurbuchan

Leh, Sept 09: The 2nd Buckwheat Flower Festival 2022 commenced from today at Skurbuchan village. The Buckwheat Flower Festival is organised by the UT Ladakh Administration and LAHDC Leh in collaboration with Skitchan Kunfan Deton Tsogspa, Skurbuchan. The two-day festival is marking its significance in the tourism calendar of Ladakh attracting a large number of tourists to the lower belt of Sham region.

 

The two-day festival was inaugurated by the chief guest Member of Parliament, Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and guest of honour Executive Councillor, Animal Husbandry, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee in the presence of Councillor Skurbuchan, Lundup Dorjai, Chairperson, BDC Skurbuchan, Chief Horticulture Officer, Leh, officers and staff from the concerned departments and the village representatives and villagers from nearby villages.

Sharing that Sham region produces huge amounts of apricot in Leh district, MP Ladakh added that the ongoing development of roads in the region would boost the economy and also play a significant role in transporting fruits and vegetables to outside markets before expiry of their shelf life.

Earlier, Councillor Skurbuchan, Lundup Dorjai presented the welcome speech and President, Skitchan Kunfan Deton Tsogspa delivered the vote of thanks.

Different stalls with various food products prepared from buckwheat, other farmers produce, traditional utensils and agricultural tools were displayed for the public.

Several enthralling cultural performances were performed by different societies and villagers on the occasion.

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