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.
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
The 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
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
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
Chaudhary Birjees Tahir waving to the audience on reaching the venue of the Silk Route Festival 2013. Photo: Hussain Nagri
Village elders watch the proceedings of the Silk Route Festival in Gulmit (Gojal), upper Hunza. Photo: Hussain Nagri