Crescent Kashmir

New tourism avenues

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The J & K administration is trying new methods to bring tourism back on the track. Apart from introducing golf in a big way, the administration is trying to use the forest huts for nature lovers and trekkers.

LG Manoj Sinha advised the department to put focus on developing digital libraries to promote intangible heritage and knowledge heritage.

While stressing on welfare measures for the local artists, he asked the department to make dedicated efforts for the handholding of artists. The Lt Governor advised the department to rope in seasoned & experienced master artists from J&K to train the young artists.

Emphasising on promoting the culture of J&K among the people of other states and vice versa, he called for organising cultural exchange programmes of artists with other states and UTs, furthering the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ movement.

He asked the department to send proposals of some potential projects to the Government of India that can be included in the existing schemes and programmes of the central government.

He asked the department to take up the issue with the Culture department, Government of India for speedy execution of conservation and restoration of Shergarhi in Kashmir and Mubarak Mandi in Jammu, which is the symbol of our great architectural heritage.

The department was also advised to spread information regarding the places of tourists’ interest in the UT through booklets at airports.

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