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Silk Route Festival in Gulmit, Gojal

Members of the Silver Jubilee Band perform Abiso Nat, a traditional dance of the Burushaski speaking community. The dance symbolized appreciation and celebration of diversity, i.e. pluralism. Photo: Mueez Shah

Gulmit, October 29: The concluding ceremony of the Silk Route Festival has now drawn to an end, after a colourful display of the region’s rich cultural heritage. People from across Gojal valley put in a lot of efforts to make the festival a success.

The local people continued the festivities for almost one hour more after the departure of the guests.

The minister and the delegation of ambassadors and diplomatic staff have left Gulmit after attending the festival for almost 45 minutes. He later addressed the media at a press conference held in a local hotel.

Renowned polo player and social leader, Shah Gul Aziz, leads a group of elders presenting traditional dance in front of the guests. Photo: Mueez Shah
Renowned polo player and social leader, Shah Gul Aziz, leads a group of elders presenting traditional dance in front of the guests. Photo: Mueez Shah
Students of Al-Amyn Model School, Gulmit, perform Seeni-Sai, a Wakhi folk song. Photo: Mueez Shah
Students of Al-Amyn Model School, Gulmit, perform Seeni-Sai, a Wakhi folk song. Photo: Mueez Shah
Members of the Silver Jubilee Band perform Abiso Nat, a traditional dance of the Burushaski speaking community. The dance symbolized appreciation and celebration of diversity, i.e. pluralism. Photo: Mueez Shah
Members of the Silver Jubilee Band perform Abiso Nat, a traditional dance of the Burushaski speaking community. The dance symbolized appreciation and celebration of diversity, i.e. pluralism. Photo: Mueez Shah
Aziz Karim

Elders from Gojal Valley presenting a cultural dance in front of the guests. The tradition of dance and music is at the core of Gilgit-Baltistan’s culture. Dancing in front of the guest symbolizes joy and happiness felt at welcoming them. It is also a sign of honoring the guests. Photo: Aziz Karim

DSC02293The festival in Gulmit has jointly been organized by the Wakhi-Tajik Cultural Association (WTCA) and the Tourism Department of the Govt of Gilgit-Baltistan. Organizers of the three-day event included KIU, AKRSP, Serene Hotel, KADO and AKCSP.   Photo: Aejaz Karim

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Flags of different countries hoisted at the venue. Ambassador of Korea, Azerbaijan and Kyrghizstan are among the visitors, along with diplomatic staff from Italy, China, Egypt, Syria and the Repulic of Korea. Photo: Aejza Karim

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Students of Al-Amyn Model School performing a march-past and saluting the national flag as the guests rise in their seats. Photo: Hussain Nagri

Silk Route Festival Gulmit 2Members of three community based pipe-bands perform in front of the guests during the closing ceremony of the Silk Route Festival 2013.Photo: Hussain Nagri

Silk Route Festival Gulmit

Chaudhary Birjees Tahir waving to the audience on reaching the venue of the Silk Route Festival 2013. Photo: Hussain Nagri

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 Village elders watch the proceedings of the Silk Route Festival in Gulmit (Gojal), upper Hunza. Photo: Hussain Nagri

1 thought on “Silk Route Festival in Gulmit, Gojal

  1. Congratulations to the management of Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association Pakistan (WTCA) and all volunteers, scouts, bands of Gojal for the successful event.Proud of you and keep it up.

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