Hindu Kush Snow Sports Festival kicks off in Madaklasht valley
PESHAWAR: The first-ever Hindu Kush Snow Sports Festival was kicked off with colourful activities in the scenic Madaklasht Valley in Chitral district on Saturday.
Drosh Assistant Commissioner, Abdul Haq, inaugurated the three-day festival. Officials of TCKP, district administration and a large number of snow sports players, foreign tourists and spectators were present on the occasion.
The Hindu Kush Snow Sports Festival, which is the first of kind in the history of the province in Madaklasht, showcases a number of snow games including skiing, snow-tubing, trekking, snow-boarding, ice skating, ice hockey, making snow statues, cartoons and others.
Traditional foods, barbeque, night music and workshops on the topics of climate change and eco-tourism are also part of the winter gala.
Speaking on the occasion, Assistant Commissioner Abdul Haq said that the event was a great step towards promoting tourism and snow sports in the valley. He praised the organizers and said that not only the local but foreign tourists were also enjoying the three-day mega event, which will send a positive message to the outer world.
“The district administration and locals would extend every help and support for the successful holding of the event and making it a regular feature,” vowed the official. – APP