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JKSRA, FA organises snow running in Pahalgam

Post by on Monday, February 21, 2022

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Pahalgam, Feb 20: The Jammu Kashmir Sky Running Association (JKSRA) in collaboration with Foreshore Athletes (FA) Sunday organised First snow running competition, covering 8 Km high altitude path from Pahalgam to upper Baisaran and back.
A total of 20 athletes participated in this adventure sport and showcased their talent.
The snow clad path directed towards high altitude wherein at some places four feet snow was experienced by runners.
Later on, a prize distribution and felicitation ceremony was held at Hotel Raj Palace Pahalgam.
Manager Hotel Raj Palace, Abdul Majeed , and Executives of Foreshore Athletes and Jammu Kashmir Sky Running Association Dr. Anwar Hussain Nagoo and Basharat Ahmad Wani were also present on the occasion.
 As per the organizers, the main motive behind organising such an event  was  to promote Pahalgam as winter sports destination besides holding distinction of most favourite summer tourism destination in Kashmir.
The event was sponsored by Phamb Fashion and Hotel Raj Palace.
3-Day Winter Carnival concludes at Jai Valley
Bhaderwah, Feb 20: Three day Winter Carnival concluded today here at Jai Valley Bhaderwah amid huge footfall of local and outside revelers. 
The Winter Festival offering a range of activities was organised by District Administration Doda in collaboration with Bhaderwah Development Authority, Indian Army 4RR and Jawahar Institute of mountaineering to showcase and harness the adventure tourism potential of Jammu region’s renowned tourist destination, Bhaderwah valley.
The event was hosted on the special recommendation of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and Member Parliament and Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.
Briefing the media on the concluding day, Deputy Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma said that the event was organised to boost local tourism trade and promote Bhaderwah as a major tourist destination and attract the film industry, which has already accepted Bhaderwah as a favourite shooting location.
He said the event also aimed to send across a message that the district administration was going to create world class facilities at all tourist locations of the area to attract high end tourists.
The three Day Winter Carnival offered a great deal of attraction for the visitors. Colourful cultural programmes, local dance, traditional sword and Stick dance performed by local tribal community, Zorbing ball, snow skiing, snow sledging, Snow roping, Baloon shooting, folk  Kud dance and Ladakhi dance  kept the visitors engaged all the three days amid the snow clad sprawling meadows of the Jai Valley.
The last day of the festival witnessed participation of Principal District Session Judge Bhaderwah, Sub Judge Bhaderwah, OC GREF, Conservator of forest, ADC Bhaderwah, CEO BDA, BDC Chairpersons, DDC members, Captain 4RR, municipal councillors, locals from all over district and tourists from other districts.

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