Tulip fest from April 1

Tulip fest from April 1

SRINAGAR: The Secretary Tourism and Floriculture Farooq Ahmad Shah Tuesday said this year will witness the mega Tulip festival which will be part of, Bahaar-e-Kashmir event to showcase the Asia’s largest Tulip garden in Srinagar.
The Tulip garden has more than 20 lakh tulips in its lap with 46 varieties spread in the garden in the backdrop of mighty Zabarwan range of mountains.
The Secretary announced that this festival will start from April 01 and will continue for 15 days. He said the festival will witness food and handcraft stalls, kiosks to showcase the rich craft and cuisine of the valley with traditional ethnic touch.
Shah also said that on the sidelines of this mega Tulip festival- Bahar-e-Kashmir, one  Aalmi Mushaira  will be organised in which world famous poets will participate and will enthrall the audience with their latest poems in Urdu which will be one of the first of its kind in the valley.
He was accompanied by the Director Floriculture Kashmir MH Mir ,Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A shah ,Dy Director Tourism Kashmir Zahoor Peerzada and other officials of Tourism and floriculture, later the secretary also had an interactive session with the SKICC staff and discussed about various methods and strategies to improve the quality of services in the said international conference centre.
He stressed on the employees to work with zeal to ensure the  delivery of quality services with adequate quantity and maintain the international standard of the centre.

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