A day long festival arranged at Verinag Tourism Park

Published on : Monday, December 6, 2021

Today, the Department of Tourism together with District Administration Anantnag arranged a day long festival at Tourism Park, Verinag. This festival was inaugurated jointly by the Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla, and Director Tourism, GN Itoo. While sharing his thoughts on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner explained that Verinag is a well-known tourist destination. Constant works are being done to improve the destination with the high-tech tourist infrastructure. Dr Singla also mentioned that such festivals play an important role in boosting tourist footfall. He also hoped that similar festivals will be arranged at other tourist destinations of the district. He applauded the artists for their wonderful performances. Director Tourism Kashmir in his speech mentioned that Verinag is famous for its scenic beauty at par with other famous tourist destinations. He requested the tourists to visit Verinag and enjoy the serenity and hospitality of this region.

He stated that the Department is all set to link Verinag with the tourist circuit of the valley. During programs like cycling event which involved school children participation from Verinag were held. The race was held from Verinag to Dooru. A painting competition and tug of war with participation of local children was another highlight of the event. Different stalls were set up on the occasion by departments including Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, ICDS, Handicrafts, etc to showcase their crafts and spread awareness about their schemes. Joint Director Tourism, Tabasum Kamili, senior officials from Tourism Department, District Administration, officials from various line departments, PRI members and members of civil society were present on the occasion.

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