WTD celebrated at Kupwara
KUPWARA: The district administration Kupwara on Tuesday organized several activities to mark the celebration of World Tourism Day (WTD) at the Tourist Reception Centre (TRC), here.
The WTD was celebrated in collaboration with Lolab Bangus Drangyari Development Authority (LBDDA), tourism department and Army.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray was the Chief Guest at the Occasion.
During the proceedings of the event, DC handed over one Ambulance to PHC Kralpora which was donated by H N Wanchoo Trust, SAKAL Relief Trust Fund and NGO SARHAD.
The students of SARHAD School Dardpora Kupwara presented a prayer and motivational song.
The DC inspected the stalls organized by various departments and received feedback regarding their activities.
He also inspected the Photographs exhibited on the walls of TRC building which were showcasing the tourism potential of the district.
Later, in his address at the conference hall of TRC, the DC highlighted the importance of celebrating WTD and said that nature has bestowed Kupwara with plenty of scenic beauty and lush green forests that offers a huge tourism potential for local and international tourists.
He said Bangus has the potential to become the world famous tourist destination adding that the Master Plan for development of Bangus valley would become available within three months for which orders have been already issued to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) LBDDA.
He said that development of homestays is being encouraged in the district and the administration has a target to develop 300 homestays out of which 50 have already been approved which will boost the border tourism in the district.
On the occasion, a documentary film was screened by the tourism department, showcasing the tourism potential of the district and the measures being taken by the J&K government to tap this potential.