13th Tour de Kashmir: Naeem Akhtar terms event ‘best in India’

Srinagar: Minister of Education, Naeem Akhtar on Friday said that Khyber 13thTour de Kashmir cycling event is best in entire Country owing to uniqueness of being a real tour event which is missing in India.He said this during concluding function of the tour de Kashmir event held at SKICC, here.
“It is best event in entire country owing to its uniqueness of being real tour event. It started in Verinag and today after competition of six stages ended in city centre Srinagar,” he said.
Minister of Education Naeem Akhtar was chief guest on the occasion while as MLA Gulmarg , Muhammad Abbas Wani, Secretary Tourism Farooq Ahmad Shah were guest of honors.The 6-stage event had started from Verinag on October 3 after covering Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Dodapathri and Sonamarg culminated in Srinagar on Friday. The event included 75 riders hailing from 12 different states of the Country including hosts J&K. The event was organized by J&K Sport’s Development Association in collaboration with Tourism department Kashmir and was sponsored by Khyber Industries, Mirza Sons, J&K Bank, New JK Roadways and Lawrence Group of Schools.