Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan along with the Executive Councillor for Tourism and Zanskar Affairs ErPhunsogTashi and Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC KargilBaseerulHaqChoudhary inaugurated 2-day Zanskar Tourism Festival at Padum here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the CEC said that the two-day festival has been organised with the twin objective to preserve, revive and promote the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Zanskar and to give boost to tourism in the area.
Feroz Khan said that the LAHDC Kargil is committed to the equitable development of all the areas of the district including Zanskar. He said that the coming up of new administrative units is a welcome step and constructive for people’s welfare and the LAHDC Kargil will take up the issue for grant of district status to Zanskar strongly at appropriate platforms.
Various folk music and dance performances besides horse and yak race were organized during the first day of the festival. Various stalls on local handicrafts and handlooms and local ethnic food were also put up as a part of the festival celebrations.