Thursday, July 08, 2010

Ladakh confluence 2010 cancelled

We booked the tickets three months back. We are done with shopping and all train ticket booking. We were to leave for Ladakh day after tomorrow and today got the news that Ladakh confluence 2010 has been canceled due to unfair protest from some local bodies there.

The Confluence 2010 was a festival of music, culture, peace , art and love. The ladakh confluence was supported by the J&K Tourism Ministry and the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), WWF, Local NGOs, hotel owners and tour operators.

Some local bodies called All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA) and the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) lead by same individual made the useless allegation that they oppose the Confluence because of “Drugs, western culture and rocking music”. The so called rebels threatened the WWF people, organisers and their partners. They also have even threatened violence on the days of the festival, endangering the safety of our visitors and performers.

What I don't get is why the hell they are protesting against such a great event which would have create business opportunity for them.

Heart Broken :( :( :(

Update :-
It has been 2 months since we are waiting for our refunds. The way confluence organizers have treated us as if we are beggars and asking for some chanda. Lesson Learnt . Never pay in advance for any event. Specially online. And if you pay you must know to whom you are paying. It was foolish to pay in advance to Confluence team without knowing who all are there in the team. It was also foolish of supporting them to sign a petition to government to pay us refund. We never paid to government. We paid it to confluence organisers.

9 Comments:

At 08 July, 2010 23:53 , Blogger ajay tawde said...

Damn i dint know that..shit that must suck...

 
At 09 July, 2010 13:43 , Blogger Manju said...

I really don understand these political games at all...... Wn they have opportunities to earn y they done like this.... Well this is called Politics only......

 
At 09 July, 2010 19:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading these comments I support the Ladakhis decision to cancel the concert.

 
At 10 July, 2010 00:05 , Anonymous Bharat Sachania London. said...

This is not good our India need some kind of unity we need support any clture program for good activiteves.

 
At 13 July, 2010 20:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is a right decision by the ladakhis.

 
At 13 July, 2010 20:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A right decision by the ladakhis at a right time.

 
At 16 July, 2010 17:11 , Anonymous Vivek Kumar said...

This is really sad to know. Almost everybody seems to visit Ladakh as a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity. To miss it for such unworthy reasons is really sad. Wish you luck for the next time!

 
At 01 September, 2010 22:44 , Anonymous Abha desai said...

any updates about refund ?

 
At 08 September, 2010 00:50 , Blogger Paras Shah said...

organizers have been promising about refund for last 2 months. Finger crossed. I have lost hope for the refund. :(

 

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