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Today 1st June Sindu Darshan Festival is celebrated on the banks of river Sindhu in the month of June every year. The festival celebration goes on for three days in Ladakh. Sindu Darshan Festival is celebrated to show Indus River as an example of communal harmony and peace in India. The festival is one of the major events in Ladakh and invites a large number of tourists from different parts of the world. The festival is organized every year in the Leh. Sindhu Darshan festival was first organised in October 1997.

The Sindhu Darshan Festival is organised annually at Leh. People travel for a Darshan and Puja of the River Sindhu (Indus), which originates from the Mansarovar in Tibet. The festival is a celebration of this river.

The Festival aims at projecting the Sindhu River as a symbol of multi-dimensional cultural identity, communal harmony and peaceful co-existence in India. It is also an opportunity for people from around the country and overseas to visit the beautiful regions of Leh and Ladakh.

As part of the celebrations, various groups from different states in India bring water from the other mighty rivers in the country in earthen pots and immerse these pots in the Sindhu River, thereby mingling the river water with other waters of the land. The Sindhu Cultural Centre was inaugurated a few years back as well as the new office complex of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council.