The four days training-cum-workshop on Traditional Ladakhi Music Surna (Shehnai) which started on March 4, concluded at Academy Hall, Leh, on March 7, with a scintillating musical show.
The workshop was organised by J&K Cultural Academy, Leh. A large no of traditional Musicians from different sector of Ladakh attended the workshop.
Tsering Morup, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh was the chief guest at the valedictory function while Sh. Tsering Sonam, Councillor, LAHDC, Leh, was the Guest of honour.
In his address,Tsering Morup, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh said such workshops are the need of the hour for promoting and developing traditional Ladakhi Music.He further assured to extend utmost supportin this regard from the District Administration in future.
Tsering Sonam, Councillor, LAHDC, Leh said Ladakh had got a rich cultural heritage and it is the responsibility of each Ladakhi to play their role in preserving and promoting the ancestral cultural legacy and pass on to the future generation.
Earlier , Tsewang Paljor, Special Officer for Culture, G1 said that the main purpose of the workshop was to promote and preserve Traditional Music Surna (Shehnai) which is an intangible heritage of Ladakh.
He hoped that the participants would get benefit from the workshop as it was a job-oriented workshop held under expert guidance.
He further said the J&K Cultural Academy, Leh, would organise more such workshops in order to develop the overall personality of the traditional musicians of Ladakh region.
During the workshop, the experts and resource persons from Leh District imparted training to the participants and sensitised them to preserve the age-old music.
Those who were present and spoke on the occasion were Padma Shree Morup Namgail, Workshop Director/Expert, Mipham Otsal, Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee, Tsering Namgail, President, Ladakh Cultural Forum and Ali Muhammad, State Awardee.