NCM convenes meeting reg development of Sowa Rigpa

UT-level Kala Utsav 2022 held in Leh

16 students to represent UT Ladakh in National Kala Utsav

Leh, Nov 29: The UT-level Kala Utsav 2022 competition, organised by Samagra Shikha, School Education Department, UT Ladakh, was held at PARAS Hall, Boys Higher Secondary Hall, Leh today.

Deputy Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Tsering Angchuk, was the chief guest of the occasion. The jury consisted of experts from the field of performing and visual arts from both districts.

Speaking on the occasion, Dy Chairman Tsering Angchuk lauded the...

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CEO Kargil announce winter vacations for schools

VoL Desk, Nov. 30: The Chief Education Officer, Kargil Mushtaq Ahmad in a notice has announced winter vacations for all Government and Private schools in District Kargil in a phased manner.

“As approved by the Hon’ble Chairman/ Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil vide memo No. LAHDC-K/CEC-07/7689 also approved by the Deputy Commissioner/ CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, all the Government/Private Institutions of Education Department District Kargil will observe the winter vacation in a phased man...

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EC Sheep Husbandry Leh inaugurates 70 prefabricated houses constructed under Changthang Development Package

Leh, Nov 29: Executive Councillor, Animal/ Sheep Husbandry Department, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee visited Barma Kargyam and Chushul villages of Durbuk sub-division. 

Councillor Chushul Konchok Stanzin; Nominated Councillor Konchok Tsephel; Chairperson BDC Konchok Phunchok; District Sheep Husbandry Officer, Leh,  Dr Tundup Namgial, and Block Veterinary Officer, A&SHD, Durbuk also accompanied EC Tashi Namgyal.

EC Namgyal interacted with the nomadic livestock rearers and inaugurated 70 insulate...

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EC Naqvi reviews physical, financial achievements of Industrial Estate Kargil

Kargil, Nov 29 (DIPR-K): Executive Councilor Works, LAHDC, Kargil Mubarak Shah Naqvi today convened a review meeting regarding the physical and financial achievements of Industrial Estate of Kargil and Drass for the financial year 2022-2023 at Council Secretariat.

During the meeting, the EC took a detailed review of various ongoing developmental works from the concerned officers of the departments. He directed the concerned officers to submit details of various developmental works pertain...

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Principal Secretary, School Education Dept, Ladakh reviews Mission Khoryug (MoU) with WWF, India

Leh, November 29: A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Sanjeev Khirwar on the implementation of Mission Khoryug and its subsequent programmes like Ek Prithvi Model schools (EPMS), Virtual Engagement (One Planet Academy) and Mission Khoryug Community Radio Programmes in UT Ladakh.

Mission Khoryug aims to build knowledge and leadership quality among students about the biodiversity of Ladakh and actively engage with nature, promote st...

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DC Santosh chairs DTF meeting on Measles-Rubella elimination in Kargil

Kargil, Nov 28, 2022: To give impetus to the progress towards Measles-Rubella elimination in the district, Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve today chaired a meeting of District Task Force (DTF) in his Office Chamber, Baroo, Kargil.

The meeting was attended by Program Officer ICDS, Chief Education Officer (CEO), District Panchayat Officer (DPO), Incharge CMO and Block Medical Officer (BMO), District Immunization Officer (DIO) and representative of Baqaria Health Clin...

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CEO Leh announce winter vacations for schools

Leh, Nov. 28: Chief Education Officer, Leh in a fresh order directed closure of government and private schools for winter vacations from December 05 and December 15 onwards in different phases.

“As approved by the Deputy Commissioner/ Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Leh, the Govt. and Private Schools shall observe winter vacations”, read the order.

The students studying in class Pre-Primary to 8th shall be let off for winter vacations with effect from 5th December 2022 while rest of the st...

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Ladakh Administration doubles total renumeration of LAHDC Councillors

Leh, November 26: On the occasion of Samvidhan Divas, the Ladakh administration in its commitment to strengthen and support a robust democracy at the grassroots level, doubled the total remuneration of the councilors of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils Leh and Kargil from the existing Rs. 60,000/- to Rs 1,20,000/-

This includes an additional monthly Constituency Allowance of Rs. 40,000/-, Office/Telephone Allowance of Rs 10,000/- and Medical Allowance of Rs. 10,000/-


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Book review: “Jug of Love” by Ayatollah Rohullah Mousavi Khomeini

Persian to English translation of the poems composed by Imam Khomeini, from 1986-1989, by Dr Muhammad Legenhausen is an illuminating discovery to the English-speaking world.  The expression of emotions, mysticism and overflowing imagination in the poems demystifies all the preconceived notions about an iconic figure of the twentieth century, who is mistaken as a philistine person.

By translating eight of the many poems from Persian to English (ghazals) composed by Imam Khomeini (1902-1989...

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