The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) started in Leh district
The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) has started on the bank of Indus River in Leh district of Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on June 24, 2018. The 3-day annual fest is organised by Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti and Ladakh Phandey Tsogspa (Leh). It will be inaugurated by RSS General Secretary Bhaiya Ji Joshi. The programme is focused at national integration, communal harmony and national pride. It will be marked by holy dip in the Indus River, hosting of national flag and cultural programme of different areas of the country. The festival was started by the former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in 1997. The fest is a celebration of River Sindhu, also known as the Indus. The main reason behind the celebration of the festival is to endorse the Indus River as an icon of the communal harmony and unity of India.
Topics: Autonomous regions of India • Hinduism in Sindh • Indus River • Jammu and Kashmir • Ladakh • Leh • Sindhi culture • Sindhu Darshan Festival • States and union territories of India • Subdivisions of India • Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir • Tourism in Ladakh