Ladakh Nomadic Festival 2022 concludes with full zest
Leh, Aug 22: The second Ladakh Nomadic festival 2022 concluded yesterday in Chibbra village of Kargyam (Lalok) valley in Changthang. The Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson presided over the closing ceremony. He was accompanied by EC RDD, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee; DC/CEO LAHDC Leh, Shrikant Suse; Councillors of LAHDC Leh led by Area Councillor, Konchok Stanzin, Nominated Councillor, Ven Konchok Tsepel, BDC Chairman Durbuk, Konchok Phunchok and Dy. Secretary LAACL, Tsewang Paljor, District officers, and sub-divisional officials led by SDM Durbuk.
People from across the Changthang region led by their village representatives participated in the Nomadic festival this year.
The festival was inaugurated on 20th Aug by the Member Parliament, Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal in the presence of EC RDD, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee; EC Culture, Stanzin Chosphel; Secretary Tourism & Culture, Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan; Councillors of LAHDC Leh including Councillor Chushul, Konchok Stanzin, Nominated Councillor, Ven. Konchok Tsepel; BDC Chairman Durbuk, Konchok Phunchok, and Dy. Secretary LAACL, Tsewang Paljor.
“Celebration this year is beyond my imagination as I have witnessed huge participation from the local nomadic settlements/villages across the Changthang region. The festival has been organised to celebrate the glory of a completely nomadic lifestyle with their culture in its pristine form. We have initiated such a festival also to boost the local economy through the promotion of Tourism in uncovered regions like Kargyam and many other regions of Leh Ladakh. These tribal festivals are very rare to find in modem-day times and we are collectively trying our best to explore and make them more grand in future”, stated CEC Tashi Gyalson
Special attractions during the festival were the Nomadic Bazaar (Market) having Handicraft and Handloom products, Nomadic Cuisine, Nomadic Museum, traditional sports including Archery and Horse Racing, Monastic Mask Dance, traditional Marriages, Agricultural and Spiritual practices, mock celebration of local Festivals and various other leisure attractions. Vibrant traditional cultural performances from across the Changthang region were also showcased during the festival.