Indian Army in collaboration with Gulmarg Development Authority(GDA), J&K Tourism and the Gulmarg Hotel Association is conducting theAmrit Joyti Gulmarg Winter Festival – 2022 from March 4 to 6.
As per PRO Defence’s statement, this year’s Festival is aligned with ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’ celebrations that commemorates 75 Years of our Nation’s Independence.
Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps while speaking at the event today, complimented the youth for participating in large numbers in the Gulmarg Fest.
He urged the youth to have an inquisitive mind and invest themselves in quality education.
He further said that Kashmir is blessed with an abundance of art, culture and music, which ensures joy and happiness in the hearts of every citizen.
GOC Chinar Corps stated that the Indian Army is taking proactive steps to assist the local youth in becoming progressive global citizens and urged them to help the Govt establish India including Kashmir at the pinnacle that it deserves.
The highlights of the festival also included demonstrations by teams from the highly acclaimed High-Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) and the Indian Institute of Skilling & Mountaineering (IISM).
In addition, other special attractions included a breathtaking free-fall demonstration by Para Special Forces, a slithering demonstration by the Commandos and a scintillating performance by the Military Pipe Band.
Few emerging youths were also encouraged to perform at the festival. Several celebrities from the Indian Film Industry were part of the events.
Neelam Kothari, Bollywood actor and renowned jewellery designer and Samir Soni, Bollywood actor and director added grace to the celebrations at Gulmarg.
There were also several online competitions conducted as part of the festival.