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Amrit Joyti Gulmarg Winter Festival–2022 underway

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Srinagar: Indian Army in collaboration with GDA, J&K Tourism and the Gulmarg Hotel Association is organizing the “Amrit Joyti Gulmarg Winter Festival–2022” from March 04 to March 06, 2022.

This year’s Festival is aligned with ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations that commemorates 75 Years of our Nation’s Independence.

“This festival is a mega event encompassing a wide range of activities, which will showcase various facets of Gulmarg as a premier tourist destination and also bring to fore the immense creative potential of the Kashmiri youth. To add to the thrill and adventure, a variety of snow sports to include ATV, Snow Scooter & Snow Cycling races was organised on the first two days of the fest. A large number of winners from various categories were given attractive prizes. The highlights of the festival also included demonstrations by teams from the highly acclaimed High-Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) and the Indian Institute of Skilling & Mountaineering (IISM). In addition, other special attractions included breathtaking free fall demonstration by Para Special Forces, slithering demonstration by the Commandos and a scintillating performance by the Military Pipe Band,” said PRO (Defence) Srinagar.

“The attractions of the festival also included musical performances by several renowned local performers including Yemberzal Dance Group, MJ Alive Group, Waqar Khan, Aabid Aly, Wasim Khan and Shafi Sopori to name a few. Few emerging youth were also encouraged to perform at the festival. Several celebrities from the Indian Film Industry were part of the events. Neelam Kothari, Bollywood actor & renowned jewellery designer and Samir Soni, Bollywood actor & director added grace to the celebrations at Gulmarg. There were also several online competitions conducted as part of the festival. These included Singing, Painting and Logo Designing, that aimed to encourage and showcase the creativity of the local population. A plethora of activities including musical performances and an exhibition gallery has been planned for 06 Mar 22, the last day of the mega event. The “Amrit Jyoti Gulmarg Winter Festival-2022” is thus promoting ‘Vocal for Local’ and is being one of its kind events,” the PRO said.

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