Govt Keen To Revive Adventure Tourism, Mountaineering in J&K: Jora

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KL Desk
 
SRINAGAR

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora has stressed the need for exploiting Adventure Tourism in J&K, saying that the State has vast potential for developing Adventure Tourism especially Mountaineering and Hiking.
 
The Minister was speaking as chief guest at the Platinum Jubilee celebration of J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club, organized at SKICC on sunday, in association with J&K Tourism department and Indian Mountaineer Federation (IMF).
 
The Minister of State for Tourism and Home, Nasir Aslam Wani was the guest of Honour.
 
Jora pledged full support for revival of mountaineering and hiking in J&K and said that Government puts all possible efforts for the development of Adventure tourism.
 
He stressed upon the tour operators to explore new routes of hiking for connecting Kashmir and Ladakh regions.
 
Jora maintained that if trekking is revived fully, it would provide employment opportunities in rural areas.
 
Nasir Aslam Wani said that J&K is the treasure of mountains and can be developed as capital Adventure tourism. He said Kashmir has vast scope for other adventures like rafting because of its famous rivers.

Nasir expressed hope that J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club would come up with new goals though it has seen various ups and downs since its inception.
 
President, IMF, President J&K Mountaineering & Hiking Club and various mountaineers also spoke on the occasion.
 
Earlier, a musical concert known as Music of Mountains was presented by renowned Centaur and Tabla players. A traditional folk dance representing all three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and Kashmiri Sazeena was presented.
 

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