Kashmir Fort Festival at Hari Parbhat

Work afoot to promote pilgrimage, adventure and heritage tourism: Minister

SRINAGAR: The minister of state for education, technical education, culture, tourism, horticulture, floriculture and parks, Priya Sethi on Monday said that heritage tourism has great scope in Jammu and Kashmir.
“This Hari Parbhat is a symbol of unity, brotherhood and harmony, where a temple, mosque and Gurdawara co-exist,” the minister said while attending Kashmir Fort Festival 2016 at historic Hari Parbat fort in old city here on Monday.
Earlier, the minister visited Botanical Garden.
“The government will soon formulate a cultural policy which will be introduced in schools and colleges for making our future generations aware of the state’s cultural treasure,” Sethi said.
The minister also said that in order to promote heritage tourism in the state, the government and civil society will be working together.
Secretary tourism, Farooq Shah, on the occasion stated that heritage tourism has the potential of providing employment opportunities to the youth of old city. He also informed the minister about the scope of pilgrim and adventure tourism in the state.
The festival was also attended by director floriculture, tourists and locals.