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Jammu and Kashmir tourism department to organise eight-day festival at Leh

As part of its efforts to attract tourists, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department plans to organise an eight-day festival later this month at Leh to showcase the rich heritage of Ladakh region.”The Ladakh festival will commence on September 20 and conclude on the world Tourism day on September 27,” an official spokesman said after a meeting chaired by Secretary (Tourism), Farooq Ahmad Shah in Srinagar.

The spokesman said the meeting was convened to review the arrangements for the festival being organised by the Tourism department. Apart from showcasing the tourism products of Ladakh region, the festival would also witness handicrafts, Thangka and photo exhibitions, musical concert, Polo matches and ethnic food. Chief Executive Officer of Leh has been designated as the Nodal Officer for the event, the spokesman added.