UT Admin Ladakh postpones Sindhu Darshan owing to Covid-19 situation
Leh, May 13: Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Mehboob Ali Khan, today clarified that the review meeting convened on May 12 to review the progress of the ongoing work at Sindhu Ghat/ Indus River Front was not related to organising the Sindhu Darshan 2021 event per se.
Responding to the feedback from public representatives/public over conducting Sindhu Darshan in June 2021, Secretary Tourism and Culture shared that there has been a misunderstanding of facts regarding the purpose of the review meeting.
He stated that given the unprecedented Covid-19 situation in Ladakh and across India, the UT Administration and the event organisers have decided to postpone the event till the Covid-19 situation improves.
Secretary Tourism and Culture further stated that the well-being of the people of Ladakh is of paramount importance to the UT Administration and no such event would be organised that compromises the health and safety of the people.
Sindhu Darshan 2021 was scheduled from June 19 till 27. Secretary Tourism and Culture shared that conducting the event in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation does not appear advisable.