J&K State Award (Best Book 2011)
The book titled “Nub-ra’i gNas-bShad” by Urgyan Rigzin, an astrologer form Nubra received J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Best Book Award, 2011. The book “Nub-ra’i gNas-bShad”, an account of Sacred Landscapes in the Nubra Valley published by HCHF, is the first ever book on Nubra and its history. Urgyan Rigzin, who is essentially a farmer and a village astrologer belonging to a remote village called Nungstet, has written the book after decades of extensive research on histories of almost all villages of Nubra valley. A farmer coming up with a well researched book is indeed an incredible story. The first copy of the book was offered to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during his two days teaching at Diskit Nubra. It was then made available to the readers.