Srinagar, Nov 13: In order to boost the local tourism, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) is organising weekend events on the banks of Jhelum.
The cultural cum craft festival is going to be held in the Kongposh restaurant which was inaugurated here last week.Â
Manager JKTDC, Tabassum Kamila said that this event is meant to create some local tourism activity in the city.Â
Besides tourism this festival would also give a chance to the youth to showcase their talent.Â
"The festival is particularly meant for youth and would act as a platform wherein they can exhibit their talent," she said.
Besides this she also said, "this place would act as a cultural forum, where cultural people would be roped in for the entertainment of people."
The art and craft which would exhibit in this fest would include candle making, calligraphy, pottery etc, Kamila added.Â
According to her every weekend there would be some activity happening at the place.Â
"Though there will be something happening almost every weekend but this week is meant for women, we have women exhibitors who will be showcasing their talent," Kamila said.
In addition to it, a female cultural event is also going to be held where only female artists would perform.Â
Kamila said that due to COVID19, tourism has got badly affected and coming up of events like these would amplify the tourism related activities.Â
"People are sitting at their homes, children fear to go out that's why we came up with this idea so that people get a chance to rejoice themselves after a gap of months," she said.
It's pertinent to mention that the J&K Tourism Development Corporation threw open the Kong Posh, restaurant on the banks of Jhelum at Zero Bridge, Rajbagh, last week.Â
The restaurant was inaugurated by Advisor to Lt. Governor, Baseer A Khan.
Kamila said that the restaurant shall act as an evening activity to the locals where they can relish traditional foods and catch glimpses of the local art besides it will also provide a platform for the artists to display their art.