Rising Kashmir News
Srinagar, Jan 31: A book on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was released in the cold desert region of Ladakh.
As part of its routine activities for promotion and development of culture, the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages organised a book release function at conference hall, Leh.
Chering Dorje, Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh was the chief guest on the occasion while Secretary Cultural Academy Zaffar Iqbal Manhas was the guest of honour.
On the occasion three exclusive publications were released. The books released during the function included ‘The Message and Teachings of the Prophet Mohammud’, ‘Autobiography of Lama Tsuitrim Nyima’ and ‘Sheeraza Ladakhi’.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh Chering Dorje congratulated the Cultural Academy on bringing out such research oriented books on Ladakhi art and culture.
He hailed the book releases as a historic event and assured that the State Cultural Academy would get every possible help from the LAHDC in promotion and development of culture and languages in Leh.
Earlier, addressing the gathering, Secretary Cultural Academy Zaffar Iqbal Manhas expressed his gratitude to the Ladakhi scholars and writers for their cooperative and collective effort in ensuring timely publication of all the three books.
He thanked the Ladakhi intellectuals, writers and scholars for their contribution to the publication of an exclusive and historic book on the message and teachings of the holy Prophet (PBUH).
In his address, Zafar also announced that during summer, the Cultural Academy would hold a National Painting Exhibition at Leh.
Those who spoke on the occasion included Jamyang Gayltson, Molvi Muhammad Omar Nadvi, Ge Konchok Phandey, Sheikh Muhammad Javed, Padma Shree Murup Namgail, and Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Tsewang Dolma.
Earlier in his welcome address the Chief Editor, Cultural Academy, Leh, Nawang Tsering briefed the audience about the activities of the Academy and said that during the past three decades the organisation had published some 300 books in Ladakhi.
The function ended with a vote of thanks by Nawang Tsering.