SRINAGAR: J&K Tourism Department in collaboration with Pahalgam Development Authority Saturday organized Snow Carnival at famed tourist destination Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
MLA Pahalgam, Altaf Ahmad Wani, and MLA Dooru, Syed Farooq Indrabi, inaugurated the festival and flagged off events including snow cycling, snow rugby and snow skiing, an official handout issued here said.
Joint Director Tourism, as per the statement, stated that the objective behind organizing the festival was to “boost tourism” and to make the tourists visit more destinations and take part in adventure tourism.
Various cultural programmes including Band Pather were presented on the occasion, it said. MLA Pahalgam distributed cash prizes of Rs 1,000 among the performers and handed over trophies and mementos for best performances in cycling, rugby and skiing, it said.