Diversity and cultural fests of Ladakh

Ladakh, a region renowned for its vibrant cultural heritage, celebrates a plethora of festivals throughout the year. These festivals are deeply rooted in the religious and cultural traditions of the predominantly Buddhist and Muslim population of the region. Each festival holds its own significance, ranging from commemorating religious events to marking the changing seasons. Here are some of the most prominent cultural festivals celebrated in Ladakh.

Hemis Festival: The Hemis Festival, he...

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Kargil: The neglected or the spoilt child of Ladakh?

Before the arrival of the date on which we’ll be choosing our representatives, it is necessary, we glance through our history a little bit to foresee what may work better for us. It is indeed well said that, “to define the future, one must study the past.” 

If we look at all the developmental activities of the not-so distant past we can come to a very fundamental question, that is, ‘is Kargil the neglected child or the spoilt child of Ladakh?’ This question held relevance since a long tim...

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CCMB Scientists Illuminate Ladakh’s Genetic History

Kargil, Jan 19: Ladakh, renowned as the coldest desert and often referred to as the “land of high passes,” situated at an elevation of 3000-3500 meters above sea level. In a pioneering collaboration, scientists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad, and the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP) in Lucknow, have conducted a comprehensive DNA study to unravel the intricate genetic history of Ladakh’s diverse population.

The study, spearheaded by Dr...

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Are small isolated communities like Ladakh a curse?

Till half a century ago, Ladakh was an isolated society with limited needs and aspirations. Dependent on agrifarming, life was hard with limited resources but self-sufficient and self-reliant with minimum intervention and interference from outside.

In comparison, contemporary Ladakh, with both physical and digital connectivity with the outside world, has developed more needs (goods, services, and ideas) and aspirations (such as carbon neutrality and tourism). These newly developed needs t...

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MLAs from Haryana conduct official study tour in Ladakh

Leh, Oct. 18, 2023:  A group of Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) from Haryana Vidhan Sabha was on an official study tour to the Union Territory of Ladakh. The purpose of the tour was to engage with the Rural Development Department (RDD) officers in Ladakh and discuss matters related to local governance and development.

Chaired by the MLA, Ram Kumar Kashyap, the meeting was conducted to foster dialogue and collaboration between the visiting delegation and the officials in Ladakh. Lead...

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UT Ladakh Invites Residents to Vote for the Perfect Logo for Ladakh Tourism

VoL Desk, September 26: The Department of Tourism in UT Ladakh has made significant progress in selecting a logo for Ladakh Tourism. After receiving an impressive 246 entries, the department has now shortlisted the top 5 logos.

These logos are now up for public voting, allowing the residents of UT Ladakh, aged 15 and above, to actively participate in the selection process.

To ensure fairness and transparency, individuals from UT Ladakh are encouraged to cast their votes and assign sc...

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China has not occupied even a single inch in Ladakh, LG Ladakh

Jammu,Septmeber 11: China has not occupied even a single inch of Indian land in Ladakh, according to Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Brigadier (Dr) B D Mishra. He made this statement in response to questions from the media during the North Tech Symposium 2023 at IIT Jammu campus.

These questions were related to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claim that China had taken control of a significant portion of Indian territory in Ladakh. While LG Ladakh did not directly comment on Rahul’s statement,...

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Residents of Kaltsi in Leh District Oppose Smart Meter Installation

Vol Desk, september 06: The residents of Kaltsi in Leh District have expressed their strong opposition to the installation of smart meters in their area, citing concerns over the lack of consultation and consideration by the administration.

Speaking to a local media channel, the Sarpanch of Kaltsi, alleged that the administration had proceeded with the installation of smart meters without seeking input from the local residents. He emphasized that many of the locals in the area have limite...

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Revitalization of the Red Cross Society in UT Ladakh: A Step Towards Community Welfare

Leh, Sep 1: The Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, presided over a crucial meeting at the Civil Secretariat, Leh, focusing on the resurgence of the Red Cross Society in Ladakh. The meeting, attended by all relevant officers, underscored the commitment to revitalizing the Red Cross Society in the region.

 The Red Cross Society of UT Ladakh is poised to embark on a transformative journey, infused with renewed energy and purpose. With a core em...

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Stepping Beyond Ladakh: Exploring the Transformative Power of Studying

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it
become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berr
Today in this contemporary world education is the only tool to any society to which can be used to
change the world, from cradle to grave we learn a new subject each and every day. Education isn’t
about how well we can read and write; it’s about how well we can interact with and comprehend the
outside world.

A qualit...

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