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Clean-up drive of Old Town
13th July, 2011
After the Heritage and Problem Identification Walk a clean-up drive took place under the aegis of LAHDC, Leh in which old town residents and other stakeholders including concerned govt. departments, religious organisations, NGOs working or based in Old Leh Town walked around Old Town to see places and problems while volunteering to pick up garbage and cleaning drains...more

Heritage and Problem Identification Walk around Old Town
Friday July 08, 2011
As an outcome of the Wash Exhibition a walk with Old Town residents and other stakeholders was organized in collaboration with LAHDC Leh, which was presided over by CEC Shri Rigzin Spalbar under ‘Heritage and Problem Identification Walk’.
It was an attempt to help Old Town regain some of its former glory. With the Leh palace and many Gompas, the Jama Mosque and other religious structures within its boundaries the need for Old Town to have its sanitation and hygiene issues upgraded was felt to be very essential. Drainage, Stray Dogs, Garbage and Toilets were the issues to be focused on...more

Jora pledges support for old Leh town
Excelsior Correspondent

Leh, Aug 4: Minister of Tourism and Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora today visited the LAMO Centre (Ladakh Arts and Media Organization) located in two historical houses below Leh Palace.
During his visit, he expressed his willingness to support restoration of the traditional houses in old Leh town especially in light of the growing tourism potential of this historical heritage area.
Considering the historical and cultural significance of the old town and the need to conserve this site, the Tourism Minister urged that organizations such as LAMO, LOTI, INTACH should work together and develop a plan for the revitalization of Old Leh Town keeping the inherent cultural and historical importance of the area. He announced his willingness to support this joint effort. He also stressed upon avoiding any duplicity of works taken up by different NGOs and the importance of having specialized fields.
Appreciating the initiatives taken by LAMO the Minister recognized their efforts at restoring historical space for contemporary use, which should be a precedent for others to follow. Research Fellows of LAMO presented their work on the Old Town Project to the Minister and he was pleased to know that young Ladakhis are researching and documenting their cultural history, which forms a significant part of the intangible heritage of Ladakh.
On the occasion the Minister announced a token amount of Rs 5 lakh towards LAMO's initiatives.

LAMO takes part in Dara Shikoh Festival
June, 2011
A group of musicians and dancers participated at the third Dara Shikoh Festival in Srinagar, showcasing various folk and popular music and dance forms from Ladakh. Accompanying the group was the legendary Padmashree recipient from Ladakh -Morup Namgyal- who is also an Advisory member of LAMO. Morup Namgyal's performances at local and national levels are considered an invaluable contribution to Ladakhi music.
The Dara Shikoh Festival is an initiative of Jyoti Singh's and aims to promote diversity across the State of Jammu & Kashmir. It brings diffenet communities together to share and learn from each other's varied practices.


heritage walk around leh town

Heritage and Problem Identification Walk around Old Town


dara festival


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