JAMMU,APRIL 26: The J&K chief minister Mr. Omar Abdullah would be releasing a book on ‘Ladakh’ authored by Mr. S.D.Singh Jamwal, IPS, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Poonch-Rajouri range, tomorrow, Tuesday, 27th April, 2010, at the Brigadier Rajinder Singh auditorium, University of Jammu at 5 p.m.
Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Tourism minister, J&K, Prof. Varun Sahni, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu & Dr. Sudhir S. Bloeria, former chief secretary J&K would be the guests of honour while Mr. Kuldeep Khoda, IPS, Director General of Police, J&K would preside over the function.
Entitled “Ladakh: Travel-History-Culture”, the book which is the first comprehensive book of its kind on Ladakh, covers all aspects of the high altitude region including its art, history, culture, traditions, monasteries, wildlife, land, people place, festivals etc. Mr. S.D.Singh Jamwal who worked as SSP, Leh for two years, has co-authored this book with Mr. Tashi Ldawa, a senior assistant professor working in Ladakh. The authors were working on the book for the past couple of years.
The chief minister Mr. Omar Abdullah has also written the foreword of the book while Mr. Rigzin Jora has written the preface. Mr. Jamwal who has a deep interest in Ladakh, has earlier worked on the rock art of Ladakh. He has also held a photo exhibition of his pictures of rock art of Ladakh and published three international papers on rock art. He is also pursuing his PhD on bioterrorism.