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California Tourists distribute solar lanterns to eco village farmers

California Tourists distribute solar lanterns to eco village farmers

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A team of 15 member tourist visitors from California in United States of America visited Eco village Takmachik to distribute solar lanterns, here.
As many as 10 household families of Hemur village were given the solar lamp during a function organized to welcome the tourists.
To showcase the eco model village concept, the residents also held an exhibition to display variety of local cuisines, weaving work, wool spinning activity, puppet making, oil extracting process, handicraft work etc. The tourists were highly impressed with the chain of village activities.
An Archery competition, folk dance and songs were also part of the programme to entertain the tourists.
Ladakh Environment and Health Organisation (LEHO) and Offbeat tracks promoting eco-tourism organized this trip to promote home stay tourist in Takmachik village. The tourists during their four days stay with the villagers will learn about cooking local meals, basic farming activities.
Tour operator Offbeat Tracks Vandana Vijay said that her association with LEHO started three years ago and Offbeat Tracks promotes Eco village tourism all over the world.
She said, the hospitality shown by the people to tourists made them feel emotional and now they are experiencing the true cultural diversity of Ladakh said Vijay.
The team leader Christina Enneking coming from California United States said that it was amazing experience to interact directly with the farmers.
LEHO Director, Dr. Mohammad Deen said that LEHO started working 25 years ago to promote organic and ecology agriculture farming in Ladakh.
LEHO Dy Director Tashi Thogmet and Village Nambardar Tsering Norboo, Takmachik Tsogspa President Konchok Sherab, Tashi Dolma and Artist Tsering Yangdol also spoke on the occasion.

Source: dailyexcelsior
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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