Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

Schedule of three-day Silk Route Festival announced

Gilgit: Organizing Committee of the three-day Silk Route Festival has announced the event’s schedule today. According to the schedule, the event will commence at Karakuram International University on 27th October and conclude at Gulmit Polo Ground, in Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza, on 29th October. Events will also be held in Ghulmet (Nagar) and Altit (Hunza).

Details of the festival are appended below for our reader’s interest and information.

Gilgit-Baltistan, Jewel of Pakistan-
Welcome Session Venue: Karakoram International University (KIU), Konodas Gilgit

  • Reception by Brass/Pipe Bands
  • Ribbon Cutting at KIU
  • Opening remarks by, Chief Secretary GB
  • Address by Advisor to Chief Minister on Tourism, GB
  • Role of KIU in connecting Silk Route Countries by Vice Chancellor, K.I.U
  • Screening of Documentaries on Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Remarks by the Chief Minister, Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Visit of Cultural stalls and cultural performances
  • Opening Ceremony of Silk Route Festival Venue: Shahi Polo Ground, Gilgit
    • Opening Ceremony Silk Route Polo match (March Pass, Tug of War, Polo Match)
  • Silk Route Gems and Jewelry ExpoVenue: Gilgit Serena Hotel, Gilgit
    • Facilitated by: Minerals and Industries Department GB and Gilgit-Baltistan, Gems and Minerals Association.(GBGMA).

October 28, 2013 (Monday)

  • Setting foot on the Everlasting Silk Route, Venue: Rakaposhi View Point, Nagar
  • Continental collision point
  • Ancient Silk Route caravan demonstration
  • Anglo Brusho War 1891 site
  • Tunes and Dances of Silk Route, Venue: Altit Fort,  Altit Hunza-Nagar
  • Silk Route Cultural show (Cultural Performances, Songs, Silk Route Tunes)
  • Visit of Altit Settlement and Altit Fort
  • Showcasing Silk Route Craft; Venue: Karim Abad Polo Ground
  • Opening of Silk Route art and craft show
  • Visit of Baltit fort and traditional food fiesta 

October 29, 2013 (Tuesday)

  • Closing Ceremony of the Silk Route FestivalVenue: Gulmit Polo Ground, Gulmit  Gojal, Hunza Nagar
  • Reception and welcome by the Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association
  • March past, Desi band performance
  • Welcome dance by elders of Gulmit Village
  • Wakhi-Tajik Cultural songs
  • closing remarks by the Federal Minister for KA&GB

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