PESHAWAR: Preparations have begun for the much-awaited Kumart Snow and Culture Festival in Umer Kumart Valley in Upper Dir in February this year, Deputy Commissioner Upper Dir Shahab Hamid Yousafzai said on Sunday. Told the app on the phone.
He said that last year, the same festival was canceled due to Coyote 19 and it is hoped that the festival will be organized in February this year in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA). He said that the purpose of the event was to promote winter tourism in Sarmachar Valley and to attract tourists to the natural places of the province.
He added that the festival will feature jeep and horse races, snow rugby, snow wrestling, snow races, snow art, snowball fighting, snow culture lighting, kite flying and color competitions, skating, painting and other activities. Will
Mr Shehab said traditional music, cultural dance and fashion shows were also part of the festival to entertain tourists and visitors. He said that in one of the natural landscapes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kumarat is a place where a large number of tourists used to come in summer. He said that this year the festival was being held in winter as it has become more attractive after the recent heavy snowfall. “We are making things faster so that the focus of the snow can be maintained,” Mr Yousafzai said.
He said that the purpose of organizing this program in winter season was to attract more and more tourists to the beautiful places of the province and to present a soft image of the people to the outside world.
He said that various programs including Swat Ice Marathon, Malam Jabba Winter Sports Festival, Galyat Snow Festival, International Snowboarding Competitions, Hindkosh Snow Sports and Madklasht Festival and Zip Lining have been organized to promote tourism in the natural valleys of the province during winter. Has been arranged. .
He said that these festivals had attracted a large number of tourists both internationally and domestically to the quiet places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that Anwar Ali, a social worker from Bihar and local leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and District Sports Officer Dir Upper (DSO) Mukhtiar Hussain have been nominated as focal persons for the festival.
Both have played a key role in persuading Managing Director Tourism Junaid Khan to hold a sports and cultural festival in the winter valley of Kumart to promote tourism in the winter season.
DC Dir Upper Shehab Hamid Yousafzai said that Dir Bazaar is a gateway to Qamar Valley. He said that he has taken this decision in the wider interest of the people, although hundreds of spectators will be present there, besides ensuring the SOPs issued by the provincial government.
He said that with the full support of this year’s PCTCA, the district administration has made all arrangements for easy shipping but to prevent and protect the people against compliance with SOPs against coronavirus. It has been decided to ensure.
When contacted, DSO Mukhtiar Hussain said that there are hundreds for various snow sports including ice wrestling, snow art, horse racing, snow racing, snow culture lighting, snowball fighting, culture dance, culture fashion show, motor. Players will be shortlisted. Racing, snowboarding, and horseback riding
He said that besides the players, appropriate arrangements would also be made for local and foreign tourists. He said that it has also been decided that locally made handicrafts, horse and cattle shows and football, cricket, volleyball, tug of war, snow volleyball, athletics, kabaddi on ice, ice hockey, skating, local Games skiing, archery, and street cane
He said that the visitors would enjoy the local food and food stalls would also be set up at the festival to ensure the provision of food facilities to the sportspersons, local and foreign tourists. The festival also features ice jeep races, traditional music, cultural dance and cultural fashion shows to entertain tourists and visitors, he said.