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First-ever Tribal Winter Festival held in Bandipora, J&K

First-ever Tribal Winter Festival held in Bandipora, J&K: A first of its kind, Tribal Winter Festival was organised in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. This festival was organised by the district administration in collaboration with various departments at Ketson, the festival witnessed huge public participation, he said.

Aim: To attract tourists and boost employment opportunities.

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People from Gujjars and Bakerwals (Kashmiri community) have danced together to the beats of dhol (drum). Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Owais Ahmed said the festival highlighted the customs and traditions of tribals and also assured the development of sports infrastructure in the area to engage the local youth.

Addressing the gathering, the deputy commissioner said tribal areas have the potential to attract tourists and boost employment opportunities. He also highlighted the role of various government sponsored, public-oriented schemes for the economic upliftment of people.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Waseem Raja called for public cooperation for promoting tourism in the area. He also urged the public to come forward to register for homestays. The festival witnessed music, dance, and cultural events that left the people enthralled, the spokesperson said.

This event has highlighted the customs and traditions of tribals.

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