Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) interacted with the students and teachers from different schools of Leh district at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra, Leh, who will represent UT Ladakh and perform at Raj Bhawans/Raj Niwas in all states/UTs on UT Ladakh Foundation Day on October 31.
Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Department, Mehboob Ali Khan informed the LG about the ongoing preparations to send cultural troupes comprising school boys and girls at every Raj Bhawans and Raj Niwas of the states and union territories of the country.
He said that a committee constituted under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner of Leh and Kargil selected boys and girls from different schools of Leh and Kargil districts. He informed that the cultural troupes comprise 18 from Leh (10 girls and 8 girls) from Leh district and 17 boys and girls from Kargil district.
Mehboob said that one common and one cultural performance specific to the place the students belong to would be performed by each group. He informed that the Culture Department would provide common costumes and musical instruments to students.
He further informed that the Culture Department would hold a camp in Leh from October 19 onwards to bring perfection to the performances of the troupes.
Stating that the boys and girls would represent Ladakh in all the 35 states/UTs of India, the LG asked them to leave a lasting impression of the rich culture and heritage of Ladakh in all Raj Bhawans/Raj Niwas.
He instructed the Commissioner Secretary, Culture Department, to ensure proper rehearsal of the troupes so that their performances could be perfected. He instructed that the students would perform two cultural programmes in which they would wear similar costumes and carry identical instruments.
Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan, IRS; Deputy Secretary, Culture, Leh, Tsewang Paljor; Under Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Ladakh, Muhammad Ali Tak, officials of Culture Department, teachers and students were present during the interaction session.
- December 7, 2023