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Sunday, 26 October 2014

EVENTS CELEBRATED BY TOURISM DEPARTMENT IN GHIZER



        There are many festivals/events  celebrated in District Ghizer, but few Cultural Events are celebrated as Mega Events by Tourism Department in Ghizer. The aim of these Events are to attract the tourist towards the area. Following are some improtant Events celebrated every year in Ghizer District.

1.      Jashn e Tukom Razi:
            Jshn e Tukhom Razi is locally called Bee Ganik, is the first event in the lives of the habitant of this District. It is the symbol of the ending of harsh winters and beginning of spring. On the occasion of this traditional event the people of the area clean and decorate their houses with wheat flour. On the same day at noon wheat seeds are sowed in the field. The activities of life begin with this festivity. Specifically local food and traditional music are arranged for entertainment of their Guests coming different villages. This Traditional Festival is celebrated in each Tehsils of District Ghizer from March to April every year. The allocation budget for this Festival is Rs. 0.150 million to 0.300 million allocated by Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan. The budget allocation depends on financial condition of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan.

2.      Spring Blossom Festival:
Spring Blossom Festival is celebrated in all over Gilgit-Baltistan in the beginning of spring season. This Festival has become the regular event of the Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan. Therefore this Event is celebrated regularly to attract more tourists in the region. The allocation budget for this Festival is Rs. 0.200 million to 0.300 million allocated by Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan. The budget allocation depends on financial condition of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan.
3.      Shandure Polo Festival:
            This is a mega International Event celebrated every year in the month of July. The Shandure Polo Festival is held at Shandure Polo Ground the Highest Polo Ground of the World.  This Festival is organized by Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan. The Management responsibilities are given to the Tourism Department Ghizer and District Administration. The allocation budget for this Festival is Rs. 4.00 million to 6.00 million allocated by Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan. The budget allocation depends on financial condition of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and increased annual basis.
4.      World Tourism Day:

          World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. To give an awareness to the people of the area regarding importance of Tourism. An amount of Rs. 20000 to 40000 is released for this purpose.

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