Bangus Kupwara : In presence of Tourism officials DC kupwara SSP kupwara Dr G.v sandeep chakarvarthy(IPS) SP handwara etc, today inaugurated the lokut bangus mela here at Asia’s largest tourist place Bangus located at the foothills of the Nowgam LOC.
Among others present on the occasion were Shri Manoj Sinha, Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Lieutenant General YK Joshi, UYSM, AVSM, VrC, SM. Also present on the occasion were Lieutenant General DP Pandey, AVSM, VSM GOC, Chinar Corps & Major General HS Sahi, YSM, SM, GOC, Counter Insurgency Force (K). The Lieutenant Governor addressed the large gathering and witnessed the traditional programs organised by local Gujjar and Bakarwal community and the finals of village games.
The LG also went around the mela venue and appreciated the heritage cuisine stalls set up under the aegis of DDC Rajwar, Mr Suleiman Mir. Later, speaking on the occasion, the LG said that it is mesmerizing to see such large gathering at the beautiful valley of Bangus.
He also said that govt will now work rigorously for overall development of Bangus Valley & it’s infrastructure.
The day also saw the audience enjoying folk songs by the Gujjar community, patriotic songs by the local children, dances and a Karate Display by the Handwara Kudo Association in addition to the village games.
The event culminated by a rousing participation in the recitation of the National Anthem and a vote of thanks by the Community elders to the Army for its support.