The two month long Kashmir Folk Festival, launched by J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages on May 4, 2013 at Pahalgam, came to an end on Tuesday with the concluding programme held at Zabarvan Park on the banks of the Dal Lake. The Festival was organized in collaboration with the Department of Tourism.
As per a statement in all 51 programmes, were held at Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Verinag, Achhabal, Kokarnag, Zabarvan Park and Chinar Bagh. To the delight of the audience comprising tourists and locals, prominent folk artists presented folk forms of Bhand Paether, Dhambali and Chhakri songs.
The weekly events were held at Pahalgam on Saturdays, Gulmarg on Sundays, Zabarvan Park on Tuesdays, Kokernag and Achhabal on Wednesdays, Chinar Bagh on Thursdays and Verinag on Mondays.
A large number of people were attracted to these cultural events listening and watching their favourite artists perform live.
Secretary Academy, Khalid Bashir Ahmad has complimented artists for giving wonderful performances and drawing large appreciative crowds. He also thanked the Department of Tourism and Development Authorities of Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Verinag and Acchabal and Kokarnag and the staff of the Academy for making the festival a major success.