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Silk Route Festival begins in Gulmit, Gojal

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan

HUNZA, August 15: The Chief Secretary of Northern Areas, Babar Yaqub has inaugurated the Silk Route Festival 2008 in Gulmit, Hunza. The festival has been organised by Northern Areas Tourism Department in order to boost tourism in the region, which is in worst condition after 9/11 incidence. The closing ceremony of the festival will be held on August 28, 2008.

The local artists have presented very impressive and colorful cultural items including the traditional sword dance and Central Asian welcome song locally known as “Sho Muborakbod”. Hundreds of men, women and children participated in the event frm all over Gojal valley.

Chief Secretary also opened a peace walk to be carried out by local Scouts along the old silk route from Gulmit to Gilgit. The secretary in his speech assured to allocate fund for the renovation and preservation of Ondra fort and formation of local polo team.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Naib Khan; Secretary Tourism, Mehboob Ali Khan; Secretary Education, Commander Northern Scouts, AIG, DIG, other senior officials and political representatives.

Later on, a delegation of notables from Gojal has held a meeting with the Chief Secretary. The delegation has demanded for an additional seat in Northern Areas Legislative Assembly and approval of PC-4 of Gulmit Hospital and Higher Secondary School. The delegation stressed the need to construct hydro-power station to meet the electricity need of the area.

4 thoughts on “Silk Route Festival begins in Gulmit, Gojal

  1. Its great to hear about silk rout festival start in Gulmit Gojal, it will help to promote our culture and tradition, also the young generation will be aware about their culture and practices. Just chill out guys who are participating, spread peace, happyness and love everywhere.

    Rahim
    Almaty Kazakhstan

  2. Marhaba……………………we miss every moment of our cultral events of Gojal.
    the guys away from gojal can enjoy the videos in youtube.
    …………………………………

    Serkuy i bland feryod kertem
    Ali Šer Xudo tow yod kerteme

    Sedoy i pыrsuz zыn rexki Badaxṣ̌on
    Lali Badaxšon der xoki windeme

    Hey bulbuli reyhon et ambari pomer
    Lali Badaxšon et ambari pomir
    Fasli tobiston et ambari pomir
    Zami zamiston et ambari pomir
    ………………………………………….

    Pыtыn Dыnyom sыuma nasti zing diyor
    Ye zы xušroy gojal tuwet bimisol……..!

    Šomыborakbod, menjen, woz qomi bayd.

    http://youtube.com/wtca

    Ali Rehmat Musofer
    East Timor-West Dishtov

  3. WELL DONE FOR ARRANGING SUCH KINDS OFSILK ROUTE FESTIVALS,
    OUR GOOD CULTURE AND TRADITION,S IS DECREASING FROM DAY TO DAY. THEIR FORE IT IS VERY NECESSARY TO ARRANGE THESE FESTIVALS,ESPECIALLY OUR YOUNG GENERATIONS ARE UN AWARE OF THESE THINGS,

    WE ALL YOUTH NEEDS TO WORK FOR THIS FESTIVALS,AND TO BRING OUT OUR HIDDEN TRADITIONS,WHICH HAVE BEEN LOST

  4. Hellow every body after a long time
    I went to Gilgit just to avail my five days that was granted to me from my office.
    I got a chance to participate in the Silk Route Festival opening ceremoney as a compere.
    Everything was organized in way that every bit of the event mesmerized many souls and captured many hearts to praise the beauty and simplicity that were really prominent.
    I feel that our people have become more expert in arranging mega events in due course of time with great experties.
    I salute every body for being cooperative in arranging such a mega event.
    Aslam Ghalib
    Manager applications and marketing
    Biorad,Islamabad/Rawalpindi

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