District Administration Kupwara and Tourism Department today organized a vibrant Mega Bangus Mela in the lush green meadows of Bangus Valley in Kupwara district. The Mela was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir and Director Tourism Kashmir, G. N. Itoo jointly.
Commander 7 Sector RR, Vikrant Patel, ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat; DDC Rajwar, Suliman Mir, BDC Chairperson Zachaldara, CEO Kupwara, District Officers, besides, students and a large number of people were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner appreciated the joint efforts of the Tourism Department, Civil Administration and Army for conducting such a vibrant and festive looking Mega Bangus Mela.
He said it will be a regular feature to promote and publicise the Bangus Valley and other tourist destinations of Kupwara district to boost the tourism potential of the unexplored destinations adding that tourism will generate the livelihood of the local people as it is an employment intensive activity.
Referring to road connectivity, the DC said that the Virgin Bangus valley have been now connected from all the 3 sides from TP, Nowgam and Drangyari. He added that being a higher altitude destination, challenges are coming in the way of construction of roads but the work is going on in full swing and in coming days you will see a huge change on developmental lines.