འདི་ཉིན་ལ་དྭགས་གཤམ་སྟོད་བར་གསུམ་གྱི་སློབ་ཕྲུག་ནས་རང་རང་གི་རིག་གཞུང་གོས་དང་ཁ་ཟས། ལོ་གསར་གྱི་རྟགས་དང་རྟེན་འབྲེལ། བག་སྟོན་གྱི་ལས་རིམ། གར་རྩེད་གླུ་གར་སོགས་སློབ་ཕྲུག་རྣམས་ལ་གང་ཐུབ་ཀྱི་ཤེས་རྒྱ་སྤེལ་ཡོད།།
Knowledge of one’s tradition and culture becomes indispensable when we talk about an integrated education. Our rich culture and tradition is the lifeblood of a vibrant society. Through our culture we develop a strong sense of belonging, personal and cognitive growth and the ability to empathise and relate to each other. Our creative expression helps define who we are, and helps us see the world through the eyes of others.
In children and youth, participation in one’s own culture and traditions helps develop thinking skills, builds self-esteem, and improves resilience, all of which enhance education outcomes.
Getting deep into our very own culture and tradition is an interesting way to adapt to our traditions and customs, thus celebrating our cultures and traditions helps keep the children grounded in their own culture while adapting to a new one. Lamdon Family have been observing Ladakh Day every year with great fervour and enthusiasm. This year too, Lamdon family decided to celebrate Ladakh day today on the 17th of June 2022 to embrace the diverse local tradition and culture.
All the staff and students came to the school fully dressed in their best ethnic attire and participated in the Ladakh Day celebration with great ecstasy. More than 30 different varieties of Ladakhis traditional foods were on display which later became a treat to everyone. The different traditional costumes and objects were an extra treat to everyone’s eyes. Children showcased the traditional marriage ceremony and the Losar celebration in the form of a skit. The newly created Theatre club students presented an extraordinary and emotional show on the topic “Gratitude towards parents” which was very well curated by Ladakh’s renowned artist Mr. Sonam Stobgais who is an Alumni of National School of Drama(NSD).
In the right kind of of a celebration, everyone including the guests, teachers and children felt nurtured and loved the fact that everyone shares the same history and ideologies which gave a sense of unity and diversity. The celebration tied everyone to their ancestry and provides a sensation of longevity which gave a feeling of truth and living of an authentic life.