‘Valley holds potential for adventure tourism’
Mir inaugurates Menus Adventurous Equipment outlet at Chindilora
GK NEWS NETWORK
Chandilora (Tangmarg), May 29: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, today said that Adventure Tourism in Kashmir Valley has a huge potential and every step is being taken by the government to tap this potential in a big way.
The minister, according to an official statement, said this while inaugurating “first of its kind” Menus Adventurous Equipment outlet here this afternoon.
Principal Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering Gulmarg, Colonel J.S Dhillon was also present on the occasion.
The Minister said boosting of Adventure Tourism in valley is the need of the hour as it infuses a momentum in the economy. “With flourishing of adventure tourism business in J&K particularly in the Valley, there is a large scope of opening of adventure equipment outlet near the world class tourist resorts of Gulmarg, Pahalgam , Sonmarg to facilitate foreign and domestic tourists,” he said.
He said “till date the domestic and foreign tourist procured these equipments from abroad but now they can get them on rent or buy them near the world famous tourist resort Gulmarg.
Mir said the “rental service facility” would encourage the local talent to come in adventure tourism and bring out their hidden potential in Mountaineering Climbing, Heli Skiing, campaigning and water sports and rescue.
He said valley is full with natural adventure spots and asked the youth to go for it with zeal and dedication to make J&K at the top of Adventurous tourism sport.
Asking for opening of such more outlets near tourist resorts of the state, the Minister said by opening of Adventure business out let has paved the means and ways of creating employment for many of our local youth.
During the inauguration, the Minister and colonel Dhillon were informed that the outlet has equipments for high altitudes, winter warfare item, mountain warfare articles along with survival and medical tools and other necessary goods for adventure tourism sport.
Colonel Dhillon said it is a good beginning and hoped that more youths would come forward to open such outlets. He said: “Our institute is providing training to the students of various institutes in Skiing, climbing, mountaineering and water sports.”
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