Adventure Lovers- This Season rush to Rafting Championship in Kashmir’s Pahalgam

June 17

The Tourism Department Kashmir in collaboration with district administration of Islamabad (anantnag) District and white water rafting association today organized a three day Rouf Memorial State Rafting Championship at Mandlan Pahalgam.

The championship that was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner Khalid Jahangir in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir Mr. Nisar Ahmad Wani and other senior officers of the Tourism Department. The DDC Anantnag flagged off the Rouf Memorial State Rafting Championship and welcomed the Rafters for their participation in the championship will be held from 17 to 19th June.

12 Rafting teams which include from various parts of the valley are participating in the championship.

The DDC on the occasion said that aim of organising such an event at Pahalgam is to pay a tribute to late Rouf Ahmad Dar, who sacrificed his life while saving the lives of the tourists during the Rafting at Yanner Pahalgam.

The Director Tourism on the occasion said that Tourism Department is organising road shows, cultural programmes at Pahalgam, Kokernag, Verinag, Dudpathri & also a Horse Race will be held on 19thJune, 2019 at Pahalgam to promote tourism activities and to provide opportunities to the youth for their participation in these programmes.

Among others the ADC Anantnag, Mr. Altaf Ahmad Khan, Deputy  Director Tourism Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Shah, Assistant Directors Mtr. Zahida Parveen, Mr. Nasar Mahmood Khan, Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Mr. Javid Rehman, Mr. Sarfaraaz Ahmad,  President White Water Rafting Association, Representatives of Adventure Tour Operators & other officials of the department.