01 Oct Himalayan Film Festival : A Significant Movement for Leh (GS Paper I – Art and Culture )
Posted at 01 Oct 2021 in Culture and Heritage, Current Affairs, GS Paper I 0 Comments
New Union Territory Laddk is going to host The himalayan Film Festival from 24 to 28 Sept . all the Himalayan states/UTs such as Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland related film makers are eligible to participate in the contest. In this festivals Short-film (Fiction/Documentary) (Should be up to 15 minutes of duration), Short-film (Promotional-I) (Should be up to 1 minute of duration), (Promotional-II) (Should be up to 5 minutes of duration) would be included Short-film
The film festival is being organised by the Government of Union Territory of Ladakh in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of India,will be the chief guest.
This festival will be celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’,75 years of India’s Independence.
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh is chief host this festival
This festival will be along the views of PM’s r ‘Janbhagidari’,
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council
LAHDC-Leh consists a total of 30 seats among of which 4 are nominated and remaining elected
It is a development district council and created the Autonomous Hill Development Council Act of 1995.
History of Laddakh
Leh (Ladakh) was known in the past by different names like Maryul or low land
Fa-Hein who had arrived in India during the time of Chandragupta II also visited Laddakh referred to it as Kia-Chha
Another Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang who visited India during the Period of Harshavardhana He also visited Ladakh and named it as Ma-Lo-Pho.