Celebrating the world Heritage Week, the department of tourism Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organised Heritage Walk for the students who were made aware about prominent heritage and architectural sites of the in downtown.
Around 75 students from Kashmir University and Architectural College Bemina participated in the program. The students walked through heritage corridor from Mughal era stone Mosque Pathar Masjid where from they moved to Budshah tomb and also Khanqah-e-Moula Shrine.
Experts from INTACH and Architectural College Bemina were the recourse persons who provided the students information about the heritages sites in the old city.
As the day coincides with the World Fisheries Day, the students were taken to Faculty Of Fisheries at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST) Shuhama as part of the natural heritage programme.
The students got to see the trout farms where the experts provided them the information about the trout farming and other natural habitats.
The third and the last part of the day was for natural bio-diversity program for which students were taken to Dal Lake where they were apprised about the aquatic bio-diversity.
In addition to heritage walk, the department also organised FAM tour for the locals travel agents to Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum
where they were given information by the curator about the artifacts.
On the second day tomorrow, the department in collaboration with Kashmir University will organise seminar at Nigeen Club, Srinagar.
Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said old city in Srinagar is an important heritage corridor that needs to be promoted.
“We organised this programme for the students of the tourism studies from Kashmir University also who can tomorrow become resource persons for our heritage sites. The heritage is an important aspect of tourism which is attracting travellers from across the globe,” said Shah.
He said revival of heritage walk will help us tap niche tourism and high-end travellers.