CEC reviews arrangement for Kargil-Ladakh tourism festival

Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan today convened a high level meeting in connection with the celebration of Kargil-Ladakh Tourism Festival 2019.

Executive Councillor for Tourism, Er Phunsog Tashi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer Kargil Development Authority Ghulam Mohiuddin Wani, Assistant Director Tourism Kargil Aga Syed Toha, President All Kargil Travel Trade Association (AKTTA) Ashraf Ali besides other concerned officers attended the meeting, an official handout said.

During the course of the meeting, the CEC while underlining the importance of Kargil Ladakh Tourism Festival for promotion of tourism and revival of culture and traditional games stressed on the concerned to gear up for the arrangements well in time.

Detailed discussions were held on various arrangements in connection with the festival celebrations and the dates of the festival celebrations at Kargil and Padum Zanskar were fixed as 21st, 22nd July 2019 and 29th, 30th July 2019 respectively.

The CEC directed the concerned officers to work in a coordinated and dedicated manner to ensure foolproof and timely arrangements to make the event a success besides to ensure wide publicity of the festival at national and international level by means of print, electronic and social media.

Meanwhile, the CEC also released the festival promo, program schedule and a documentary film on tourism in Kargil district produced by the Tourism Department LAHDC Kargil.

Pertinently, the main attractions of the festivals would be horse polo and archery matches, cultural programmes, archery exhibition matches and horse race. Ethnic food display, theatre show, exhibition and adventure activities shall be the other attractions of the festivals.