‘Festivals promote local tourism potential’
KARGIL: Highlighting the importance of the 2-Day Kargil-Ladakh tourism festival, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Zanskar, Rakash Kumar on Monday said that such festivals provide a platform to the local youth to showcase their talent besides helping in promotion of local tourism potential.
The two-Day Kargil-Ladakh Tourism Festival concluded on Monday at Thang Maniringmo Padum, Zanskar, an official handout read.
Assistant Director Tourism, Zanskar, Tundup Namgail stressed on the need for preserving local heritage and culture.
Hundreds of artists from different places of the sub-division Zanskar presented a colourful reception for the guests on the occasion.
Local ethnic food stalls and local handicraft exhibition was also displayed by various women associations at the venue.
The facility of yak and horse riding was also kept available for the attraction of locals, foreigners and domestic tourists alike.
An archery match between eight teams from different parts of Zanskar was also held during the event. A colourful cultural programme depicting the culture and traditions of Zanskar was the main attraction of the event, the handout read.