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Snow festival organised in Bandipora

04:45 AM Feb 12, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
snow festival organised in bandipora
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Bandipora, Feb 11: Bandipora Youth Federation in collaboration with the district administration Sunday organised a snow festival at the Sumlar area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

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An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the festival witnessed a variety of spectacular celebrations of community, culture, and seasonal joy and offered an array of captivating activities and attractions for participants of all ages.

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The festival also witnessed a range of activities, including colourful local Gojri cultural performances, snow sports activities like Sheen Jung (snow fight), snow Kabaddi, snow rugby, and tug-of-war.

The event was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora Shakeel-ur-Rehman Rather in the presence of Padma Shree Faisal Ali Dar; District Development Council (DDC) Arin Chairperson, Ghulam Mohiuddin; Commanding Officer 14 RR, Col Rohit Bhat, ASP Bandipora Sandeep Bhatt; and DySP Headquarters Bandipora, Shafat Ahmad.

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Speaking on the occasion, the DC appreciated the Bandipora Youth Federation for their efforts in organising the snow festival.

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He said that these festivities transform dull winter and icy days into pleasant, exciting ones.

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The DC said that in addition to exploring tourism potential, these festivals also assist youth in directing their energies into worthwhile endeavours as opposed to idle diversion.

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He advised the youth to abstain from drugs and spend their free time on productive endeavours rather than hanging out with undesirable people.

On the occasion, an oath to make Bandipora a drug-free district was also undertaken by all.

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