As economies across the world gradually begin to open, in Indian Kashmir valley, Tourism Director Nisar Ahmad Wani flagged off a group of trekkers to Gulmarg from Srinagar to encourage tourism in the valley.
The trekking at Gulmarg is being organised by Ghani Gliders Sports Club and Jammu and Kashmir Hussaini Sports Club, and sponsored by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism.
Wani said they have started many activities in Kashmir to send a message across the country that Kashmir is open for travellers and the administration has put all COVID-19 safety measures in place.
MD of Ghani Gliders Sports Club, Tariq Rashid Ghani was also present on the occasion. He said local tourism is important to boost the confidence of the domestic travellers to visit Kashmir.
“If we encourage local tourism, it will send a message across that Kashmir is open for travelling. We planned this trekking and Yoga session in order to break open the tourism activities which were locked up due to coronavirus outbreak,” he said.