SECRETS OF LADAKH LOCALS KEEP THEMSELVES
01) More than 100 practicing Kung fu nuns stay and practice at the drukpa Nunnery .The Nuns represent a self-empowered branch of feminist Buddhism . They Are Working to reclaim their position in a misogynistic setup.
02) The Losar festival marks the Ladakhi newyear . The festivities hold the great socio-religious importance for the locals . In 1971, the Indo-Pak war was paused to celebrate Losar in ladakh.
03) At Siachin Base Camp , a shrine is dedicated to deceased Indian soldier OP Baba . In the 1980s, Om Prakash alone secured Malaun Post from enemies . Today, soldiers pay homage at this multi-faith temple before reporting to the duty.
04) The Druk White Lotus School in shey is an internationally acclaimed institution . The school is best known for its ecologically – sustainable design . Almost 200 local students receive world-class education here every day.
05) 18 men lost their lives while building the road to Khardung La in 1976 . A Unique steel bridge here rest on the icy surface of a glacier . It is also the highest kind of bailey bridge in the World.
06) The Indian Army is training locals to build greener homes Ladakh, Promoting rural entrepreneurship and tourism in the region . The army is also helping locals to set up homestays across the region.
07) The Himalayan marmots are found around the Khardung La and Tso Moriri region . These friendly mammals belong to the squirrel family . If you spot a marmot in Ladakh, remember they love cuddle.