The Army camp at Prisal organised a drawing competition for school children from Govt Primary School, Naupura. The aim of the drawing competition was to trigger the hidden talent and to stimulate the young minds of school going children.
The exuberance and the competitive spirit displayed by both boys and girls students was unparalleled. Over 30 children from primary standard participated in the drawing competition with zeal and enthusiasm. The children were extremely enthusiastic and participated in the competition with zeal and happiness. The intense competition and spirit of the children was heartwarming which was evident by the standard of paintings selected for felicitation. First prize was bagged by Mosin shafi mir a girl student from 5th class for making a beautiful crayon drawing. The event was welcomed and much appreciated by the school authorities and school children.


With the aim of inculcating a spirit of adventure amongst children, the Army in Bugur and Arzal organised a trek for the students of Govt Middle Schools Arampora and Arzal. Over hundred students from both the schools including school staff took the adventure trip, exploring the beautiful landscape of Hajan meadows of Brenwar forests and Doodhpathari with full zeal and enthusiasm. Games and other fun events were also organised which the children participated in with zest.


            The school faculty and parents alike welcomed the step which they said contributes towards building a bridge between young children and security forces on one hand and on the other, helps in channelizing the energy and thought process of the young inquisitive minds



Bollywood Film Shooting in Tulip garden, Srinagar

Are Good Days here to Stay ?

Currently, the shooting for "Hai Tuje Salaam India" is happening at Tulip Garden. The movie is about young college students, who join politics and how they bring about a change in their society. Eijaz Khan, Ashutosh Rana and Smita Goudkar and other local artists are taking  part in the movie. Tulip garden that has been open for visitors from April 1, is witnessing a large influx of tourists every day.

If the trend continues, then it is likely to bring more tourists, an upbeat local trader added. However, current security situation is not conducive for any tourist activity; lamented another tour operator. 


Various Voices Lamenting Fall in Tourism nudge JKTDC to open Tulip Festival with great Fun Fare

After 2016 unrest and low tourist flow, a lot of efforts are being made to revive tourism in the Kashmir Valley this year. In a bid to revive tourism, the JKTDC has opened tulip garden festival for public. More than 60 varieties of tulips can be found at this festival that makes it an awe inspiring experience.  A 15 day musical festival, organized by the State Cultural Academy, will also commence simultaneously. Handicrafts, Fast Food and Beverages stalls, have been arranged for the visitors by JKTDC, which hopes; fun and the beauty of the event will enchant and mesmerize every visitor.

Festival will be organised at various venues in the Srinagar City – Tulip Garden, Dachigam National Park, Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), Royal Springs Golf Course and Zabarwan Park.

           Eminent Bollywood personalities, who have had a link with Kashmir and have contributed to tourism promotion will be felicitated at Tulip Garden on 12th April, where they will also interact with local media and tourism players.

 In the Adventure segment, boat racing, kayaking etc will be on display at Dal Lake/Nigeen Lake on 13th April and on the same day, cultural evening and handicraft exhibition sha ll also be organized at SKICC.


Quran Khawani, Duaieya Majlis held for Kulgam martyrs in DPL, Srinagar.

A Duaieya Majlis and Quran Khawani was held this afternoon in Jamia Masjid Police lines Srinagar for five police personnel and two JK security personnel who attained martyrdom in Kulgam yesterday.

These special prayers were held to pay homage to these martyrs and to show solidarity with the bereaved families. Deputy inspector General of Police Shri G.H Bhat, SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray and other senior officers and official of city took part in these prayers.


The aim of the congressional payers was to convey that J&K police as a family stands with the martyrs and their families and they will be taken care of.