DC Kupwara inaugurates maiden 3 day ‘Kupwara Winter Carnival’ at Dringyari


Expresses satisfaction over great public response; says Carnival will boost tourism sector in Kupwara

KUPWARA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Dr.Doifode Sagar Dattatray today inaugurated ‘Kupwara Winter Carnival -2023’  at Dringyari Chowkibal.

SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat; galaxy of Civil, Police and Army Officers, besides hundreds of tourists,  adventurers, nature lovers and officials of various departments were present at the inaugural ceremony.

On the occasion, the DC said that the Carnival is the first of its experience in the district to make best possible efforts to boost the tourist activities in the district. He said Carnival will last for 3 days and hoped that this maiden effort will imprint its effect on the history of Kupwara district in near future when Kupwara will be the global tourist destination. 

Dr. Doifode Sagar said that Kupwara district has enough potential to be developed as an all season tourist destination adding that during Summer over 10,000 tourists visited Bangus. He said the winter carnival was designed to explore the possibilities to give fillip to winter tourism.

He said that various activities  of attraction have been introduced in the winter carnival which  include ice skating, ATVs, Snow mobile, sagging bridge and zip line , besides, music, refreshment, food courts are available to serve the tourists.

He appreciated all the officers and field functionaries for putting best possible arrangements in place for successful conduct of the Carnival. 

The DC said that holding Winter Carnival at Dringyari in the lap of Picturesque Bangus Valley and Shamasbari mountain will be the grand maiden effort to boost the tourism sector in the district.    

He asked the officers to make this carnival more attractive so that more and more tourists could visit and enjoy the beauty of Kupwara district especially Drangyari which is the specified venue for the carnival.

He said the conduct of winter carnival shall boost the tourism activities in a big way which will create livelihood opportunities for the local youth of the district.  He hoped and  appealed the youth  of the district to participate in the Winter festival in large numbers

Among others, who visited the Winter Carnival include Major General, A.S Pendharkar General Officer Commanding, 28 Infantry Division, DDC Members of Kralpora, Drugmulla, Sogam, Rajwar and BDC Chairpersons.