LEH, AUG 3: Cultural Academy Leh organized a ten-day All India Sculptors Camp at Lotsava Auditorium here. CEC Dr Sonam Dawa was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Former Principal, Institute of Music & Fine Arts Srinagar, Professor Shabbir Mirza said the Leh valley has a rich tradition of painting and stone carving, the examples of which are visible at the archaeological sites.
Speaking on the occasion, Additional Secretary J&K Cultural Academy Srinagar, Ashraf Tak said, in some parts of the region in Ladakh Arabic traders have left their signs in Arabic as well in Persian, which shows that the Stone art in the valley is very old. “We have a great expectation from LAHDC Leh to help in preservation and promotion of Art and Culture in the region,” Ashraf said.
CEC Dr Sonam Dawa informed that Ladakh is known for its rich Culture, Art and Heritage. The Culture Academy Leh has been playing a crucial role in preserving the values. Local participants have to enhance their knowledge through exchange of their ideas with experts of the camp. “We are trying our best in preserving Arts and Culture of the region,” CEC said. Special Officer for Culture Academy Leh, Tsewang Paljor also spoke on the occasion. Editor Ladakhi, Cultural Academy Leh, Tsering Chosphel delivered vote of thanks. Padmashree Morup Namgail, Theatre expert Mepham Otsal, Councillor and locals were also present on the occasion.