SRINAGAR: To celebrate world Heritage Week, the department of tourism Kashmir in collaboration with The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organised Heritage Walk for the students from Kashmir University and Architectural College Bemina, an official handout issued here on Tuesday read.
The walk was aimed at making students aware about the prominent heritage and architectural sites of Srinagar’s downtown.
According to the handout, around 75 students from Kashmir University and Architectural College Bemina participated in the program. The students walked through heritage corridor from Mughal era stone Mosque Pathar Masjid from where they moved to Budshah tomb and also Khanqah-e-Moula shrine.
The students received information about the heritage sites in the old city from experts of INTACH and Architectural College, Bemina As the day coincides with the World Fisheries Day, the students were taken to Faculty of Fisheries at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST) Shuhama as part of the natural heritage programme, the handout read.
The students got to see trout farms where the experts educated them about trout farming and other natural habitats.
The third and the last part of the day was for natural bio-diversity program for which students were taken to Dal Lake where they were apprised about the aquatic bio-diversity. In addition to heritage walk, the department also organised FAM tour for local travel agents to Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum where the curator informed them about the artifacts.
On the second day today, the department in collaboration with Kashmir University is organising a seminar at Nigeen Club, Srinagar. Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said old city in Srinagar is an important heritage corridor which needs to be promoted. “We organised this programme for the students of tourism studies from Kashmir University also who can tomorrow become resource persons for our heritage sites. The heritage is an important aspect of tourism which is attracting travellers from across the globe,” said Shah.
He said revival of heritage walk will help us tap niche tourism and high-end travellers, the handout added.