Gulmarg Festival 2022 organised by Army concludes
Gulmarg: The Gulmarg Festival 2022 aimed at providing a major boost to the tourism sector of Jammu and Kashmir commenced yesterday.
The first day of the two day mega event conducted by the Dagger Division of Indian Army in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir tourism department witnessed a glittering opening ceremony encompassing a wide array of activities showcasing various facets of Gulmarg as a premier tourist destination along with the immense talent of Kashmiri youth in all its grandeur.
The day witnessed numerous sports and adventure activities such as Mini Marathon, Pony Race, Hot Air Balloon display, Hiking and Tiranga Rally on ATV. In addition, the sequence of events also included high octane cultural performances by local artists and display of state of the art craft work by local craftsman of the valley.
Lt Gen ADS Aujla, YSM, SM, VSM, GOC Chinar Corps, Chief Guest for the final day of event said that the Gulmarg festival is a unique grand show and a worthy projection of Gulmarg as an important tourist destination in the tourist map of the world.
He also congratulated all the artists who enthralled the audience with their jaw dropping performance. Winners of various competitions conducted as part of the festival were felicitated by the chief guest with cash prizes.
Gulmarg festival-2022 marked an eventful mile stone in projecting the tourism avenues of Jammu and Kashmir through its meticulous conduct, overwhelming support and participation of tourists visiting Gulmarg.
Notably, Maj Gen Ajay Chandpuria, VSM, General Officer Commanding Dagger Division earlier inaugurated the event.
He said that Gulmarg is a region with scenic natural beauty, rich tradition and cultural heritage and also urged the younger generation to uphold the same with pride.
He also added that there is an urgent need to effectively harness the tourism potential of the area and mould it as prime round the year tourist hub of India. He also admired the talent of local Kashmiri artists who conquered the stage with their mesmerizing performance. The event also attracted a enormous influx of tourists from all over the country who participated with much enthusiasm and fervour.
To add thrill to the occasion adventure activities such as tethered Hot Air Balloon, Sky diving demonstration, ATV race, Horse and Pony race and Hiking expedition were conducted as part of the event.