SRINAGAR: The onset of spring was marked today with the inauguration of the spring festival by Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, the Secretary of Tourism, at the iconic Badamwari Park located in this region.
During his speech at the event, the Secretary expressed his pleasure about the commencement of the festival, emphasizing that the Spring Festival provides a chance for individuals to unite and commemorate the advent of this splendid season. He further noted that this time of year is ideal for relishing the natural environment, immersing in local customs, and fostering connections with our fellow citizens.
The Secretary further highlighted that such kind of festivals is aimed at promoting tourism and showcasing the diversity and beauty of many unexplored destinations. He added that the department will organize such kind of events across the length and breadth of the UT to tap the potential of virgin tourist destinations here.
Dr. Abid on the occasion also highlighted the government’s commitment to developing the tourism sector, with initiatives aimed at improving infrastructure, enhancing tourism services, and promoting sustainable tourism practices.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Tourism Kashmir, Faz Lul Haseeb said that the department has lined up a series of activities at different tourist destinations across the Kashmir division to give people and visitors maximum avenues for recreation. He added that the department is providing all possible assistance to tourists and visitors who want to visit Kashmir and experience its enthralling scenery and beauty.
Remarkably, during the festival, traditional and historical arrangements were made for the visitors. Cultural events and performances by renowned artists from Kashmir also enthralled the audiences during the festival.
The Festival features a range of activities, like food fairs, and arts and crafts exhibitions, among other activities. Visitors can experience the local traditions, taste the unique cuisine, and explore the natural beauty of the historical Badamwari Park.
Meanwhile, a similar kind of event was also organised by the Tourism Department at Nagam, Chadoora Budgam in which senior officers of the department and a large number of locals participated. (GNS)