Gulmarg abuzz with New Year celebrations

The ski resort Gulmarg remained abuzz amid sub-zero temperatures with a host of activities organised by the Directorate of Tourism on the New Year’s Eve.

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, who was the chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the activities with night skiing at 6 pm to begin the New Year celebrations.

Scores of tourists who were already holidaying in Gulmarg turned up at the venue to enjoy the night skiing exhibition. The tourists along with the skiers and stakeholders also participated in other fun-filled activities including bonfire and fireworks on the slopes which lasted till midnight.

Gulmarg also wore a festive look with the illumination of the golf club, ski shops and other venues where several functions were held to entertain the tourists and other local visitors.

The main function was held at Golf Club where artists enthralled the audiences with their beautiful cultural, music and skit performances to bid adieu to the year 2020 and welcome the New Year 2021.