Friday, August 1, 2014

Sikkim girl takes up Heritage Management

MANGAN, 31 July: Joanna Wongden Lepcha of Mangan, North Sikkim has perhaps become the first in the state to have a Master’s degree in Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management.
After completing her BA in English Literature from Miranda House, Delhi University, the 25-year-old completed her MA in Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management securing first position.
As part of her post graduate studies, Joanna completed a dissertation on Conservation of Thanka painting with special reference to Ringhem Gumpa, Mangan North Sikkim.
She is currently working under Heritage Preservation Atelier Pvt. Ltd for the project “Conservation of Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab”.
She has also done a course in Conservation of Museum objects from National Research Laboratory for Cultural Property, Lucknow.
“There is a need to preserve and conserve the heritage of our state. More interested youth should take up this field”, says Joanna further adding that she hopes to work in Sikkim as well in the future.
Joanna the daughter of P Wongden Lepcha and Eve Sarolin Lepcha and did her schooling from North Sikkim Academy (NSA) Mangan. She completed her senior secondary education from Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School (PNGSSS) Gangtok.

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