CULTURE

Christmas Celebrations Bring Colour To Vivanta’s Winter Festival

Srinagar- The ongoing 6-day winter festival initiated by Vivanta by Taj, Srinagar that began on December 24, has been a major attraction among the tourists and locals alike, especially in the backdrop of the relative calm Kashmir has witnessed over the last few months prompting people from outside to visit the valley in large numbers. […]

JKTDC begins 10 day HARISA festival

Jammu- J&K Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) today organized Harisa Festival – A winter cuisine of Kashmir to give a novel experience of Kashmiri traditional cuisine to Jammuites and to tourists. Managing Director JKTDC, Anjum Gupta inaugurated the 10 day festival which is being organized by JKTDC to bring the taste of Kashmiri traditional winter cuisine […]

Youth festival ‘Sonzal 2017’ concludes at Kashmir University

Srinagar:- The eight-day youth festival Sonzal-2017 concluded at the University of Kashmir on Monday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi was the chief guest at the valedictory function, while Registrar Prof Khursheed A Butt and Dean Research Prof Zafar Ahmad Reshi were the guests of honour. In his address, Prof Andrabi said that youth festivals provide […]

Save Our Heritage

The midnight outbreak of the blaze that damaged the spire of the revered Khanqah-e-Maula has deeply saddened every Kashmiri. The 14th century Khanqah, as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has rightly said, is the ‘civilizational soul’ of Kashmir.  It is not only the oldest Muslim place of worship in Kashmir, having been built in 1395, but […]

Tourism festival begins in Leh

Leh—A four-day Leh festival organized by the Department of Tourism, Kashmir began here Wednesday in which hundreds of the locals and the tourists participated. On the inaugural day today, the festival began with a march from DC office to Leh Stadium, which is the main venue of the event. The artists and the locals from […]

Eidul Azha: A Yearly Reminder!

Once upon a time, long long ago, there lived an old man whose wife was also quite old. They did not have any children, but never gave up faith and kept praying to Allah for a child. It was quite late in life when their prayers were answered and they were blessed with a son. […]

Preserving cultural heritage pivotal to our identity: Ali

Srinagar—Highlighting the importance of preserving cultural heritage, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said preserving cultural heritage is an important aspect for every citizen’s identity as it helps in shaping cultural future. The Minister made these remarks after starting off conservation and renovation work of Heritage Complex […]

Culture on Cruise: Artists enthral audiences on Dal Lake

Srinagar—An enthralling cultural programme was held as part of the ‘weekly cultural programme series’ titled “Culture on Cruise”, here last evening. The event was organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in association with Tourism Department Kashmir. The programme saw performances from JK’s famous artists Manzoor Ahmad Shah and Raashid Jehangir which […]

DIPR to help promote JK’s cultural treasure trove: Muneer

Srinagar— With the state-of-art facilities including auditorium and conference hall having been established at Media Complex Srinagar, Director Information and Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam today said the facility will come up as hub of cultural and intellectual discourses. Speaking during a musical tribute ‘Ba Yaad-e-Ghulam Nabi Sheikh’ – Remembering Legacy, concert here, the Director Information said […]

Gurez festival from August 3

Bandipora District Development Commissioner Bandipora today finalised the arrangements for Gurez festival to be held from August 03 to 05, 2017 at a meeting of concerned officers here today. The meeting held a threadbare discussion to ensure proper accommodation facility, tents, sanitation, water & power supply, medicare facility, media coverage, illumination and other facilities. The […]

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