Second snow and culture festival ends in Swat

MINGORA: The second Snow and Culture Festival wrapped up in the scenic Gabin Jabba Valley in Swat district on Monday.

The festival attracted tourists from all over the country, where they were entertained by performances of music, judo, wushu. Skiing, TeQ ball, table tennis, badminton, archery, food stalls, food courts, children’s games, ice village, Khattak and Rabab dance.

Tourists were also entertained by Kalashi theater and traditional songs during the two-day festival. “The aim was to provide entertainment for tourists which would boost tourism and the local economy,” said Junaid Khan, deputy commissioner of Swat, adding that such a festival would be organized annually. regular.

A tourist from Islamabad, Ainie Pasha, told this scribe that she visited Gabin Jabba for the first time with her family and was fascinated by the nature, snow-capped peaks and green grasslands of the area. She asked the government to preserve the nature of the newly explored tourist destination point.

“The valley is exemplary in beauty, but the roads leading into the valley need to be improved. If the communication road is built, the number of tourists will be multiplied,” said Natasha, 20, from Lahore, adding that she would invite her cousins ​​to visit the valley.

A ski player from Chitral, Nadim Khan, told The News that after Malam Jabba ski resort, it could be the best civilian resort if the government pays attention to this area. He argued that if the sports association provided players with adequate facilities, the region could produce world-class players to compete in the Winter Olympics. The participant of different sports received prizes and medals during the closing ceremony,

Darcy J. Skinner