Hunza, May 25: A colourful Spring Blossom Festival kicked off today in Hunza valley. The opening ceremony was attended by GBLA Speaker Wazir Baig, Commander of FCNA Maj Gen Ikramul Haq, CM’s adviser on tourism, youth and sport Sadia Danish, among others. The festival is being organized by the government of Gilgit – Baltistan.
Addressing the opening ceremony GBLA Spaker Wazir Baig, who is also the region’s elected representative, said that life is a blessing of Allah Almighty and it should be celebrated as a bounty. He said that peace will soon return to Gilgit also.
Speaking at the occasion Maj Gen Ikramulhaq said that the people of Hunza Valley are loyal to Pakistan. He paid tributes to the martyrs and servicemen from Hunza who, he said, had been at the forefront for Pakistan’s defense. He also urged the people to stay calm and peaceful and take part in the region’s progress.
Sadia Danish, CM’s adviser on tourism, culture, sports and youth, said that 3 million rupees is being spent to renovate polo grounds in Hunza Valley. She said that the funds for Hunza – Nagar will be increased in the next budget and more will be spent on uplift of the region’s culture. She also praised the people of Hunza – Nagar for their peacefulness and higher literacy.
Different cultural items were presented at the occasion by elders, youth and children, to celebrate the region’s cultural heritage.