Gilgit, May 17: In commemoration of the Golden Jubilee Year of Imamat of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims yet another of the “Steps of Inspiration”, trek tour from Singul to Hundur Ysain, in the Ghizar District, is being organized.
Opening ceremony was held at Singul, on May 15th 2008, and the walk will end at Lalik Jan Shaeed’s tomb at Hundur Yasin on May 18th, 2008. Shaheed Lalak Jan, Nishan-e-Haider, is the first Ismaili Muslim to have won this highest gallantry award in Pakistan. He was martyred by the Indian Army at during the Kargil war, in 1998.
Dr. Ali Madad Sher, Chairman District Council Ghizer, and the Presidents of Ismaili Regional Councils for Gilgit, Punial / Ishkoman, Gupis / Yasin addressed the Jamat during the opening ceremony. People living in villages around the trek route, Sher Qila, Gich and Singul, warmly welcomed the trekkers on their arrival in Ghizer District.
A total of 170 trekkers are participating in this event belonging to Gojal, Hunza, Gilgit, Punial, Ishkoman, Gupis and Yasin. The event is being organized by the Ismaili Regional Council Gilgit and it is sponsored by the Social and Environmental Education Development (SEED) program of the Serena Hotels Pakistan.