Bandipora: Wullar Festival 2022 organised by Wular Battalion and district administration Bandipora received huge response from the locals and a large number of people participate in the festival at Wullar Vantage Park Garoola Bandipora.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole,DC Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad, DDC Chairperson Abdul Gani Bhat,Vise Chairperson Kounser Shafeeq, Chief Executive Director Wular Consetvation and Management Authority TRani Kumar IFS, Superintendent of Police Mohammad Zahid, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad a Commanding Officers of Several Army Units and other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole said the aim of the festival was to bring tourism potential of Bandipora especially Wullar lake to the limelight. He also said Wular has the potential to change the socio-economic condition of the people of Bandipora.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad hoped that the festival will go a long way in promotion of tourism potential of the Bandipora district.
He said that efforts are being made to highlight the potential of tourism in Bandipora.
Several Government Departments including the Department of Handicrafts, Handloom, NRLM, Fisheries, Forests, Agriculture, Horticulture, WUCMA and Tourism had installed stalls to showcase local products. The stalls attracted a large number of people informed about the rich tourism potential of Wullar Lake.
Wullar Festival saw a participation of large number of people who got enthralled by the attractive and fascinating varied cultural programmes presented by famous singers, bands and solo performers besides other cultural groups. A painting competition was also organised in which students from various schools participated.