Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kargil tourism festival concludes

The two days Kargil Tourism Festival concluded here at Khree Sultan Choo Sport Stadium Kargil yesterday. Executive Councilor, Tourism, Mr. Punchok Tashi was the chief guest on the occasion.

In his address, Mr. Tashi lauded the efforts of tourism department for successful conduct of such event to promote tourism and to preserve age old tradition of the area. He said that all efforts are being made by the Hill Development Council, Kargil to promote tourism sectors and to revive the ancient tradition of the district to attract foreign and domestic tourists to Kargil. He further said that Kargil district has a rich potential of multi tradition and culture of different tribes like Shina, Dard, Purki, Balti, Ladakhi and Kashmiri etc. He said by tapping and exploring these unique traditions we can boost and flourish our tourism industry in the region for socio economical development of the people.

On the occasion, colorful traditional cultural programmes were also presented by the artists of various ethnic groups which include Dard, Shina, Balti, Purik tribes. For the first time artists from outside the state also participated in the festival and performed Punjabi Bangra, Assami Bangoo dance, Minipuri marshal arts and Khokhori dance which mesmerized the audience. Later, the Executive Councilor distributed prizes among the participants.

The festival was inaugurated on July 12, by chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil, Kachu Ahmad Ali Khan.