World Environment Day celebrated

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with three other leading civil society organisations (CSOs) – All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA), Ladakh Taxi Operators Cooperative Ltd, and Ladakh Heart Foundation- organised World Environment Day on June 5, 2019, at the Leh main market area. The theme for this year was ‘air pollution.’ The event was organised under the aegis of the Liveable Leh project, which has been funded by the European Union and BORDA.

Dr Ishey Namgyal, president of Municipal Committee Leh (MCL), was the chief guest for the event. Mr Shahid from the State Pollution Control Board, Leh, was one of the expert speakers for the event. Tsetan Wangchuk, president, ALTOA; Stanzin Desal, general secretary of the Ladakh Taxi Union, and Klaus from Germany were the other speakers. Sahitya Natak Akademi awardee Mipham Otsal and his group from Ladakh Theatre Organisation (LTO), singer Faisal Ashoor and group, Omyer and his group, and Art in Motion were some of the performers for the event.