Kupwara: Lolab-Bangus-Drangyari Development Authority Kupwara Friday organized a trekking training programme at TRC here which was chaired by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Kupwara who is also CEO LBDDA, Ghulam Nabi Bhat was present on the occasion.
Addressing the training session, the DDC said that trekking is an important sector of adventure tourism which needs to be developed as district Kupwara provides ample scope for holding of adventure tourism activities.
The DDC stressed upon the participants to take maximum benefit of the training and valuable information provided by the trekking experts which will help them to guide the tourists properly. He emphasized the need for close coordination of professional trekkers from South and North Kashmir which will enhance information and skill sharing for booting this important sector in the district.
He asked the concerned stakeholders and participants to explore various virgin tourist destinations in the district including Bangus, Drangyari, Lolab and other places so that these places come in the limelight.
ADC Kupwara also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Trekking professionals from Pahalgam provided detailed training to a large number of youth. The training included awareness and demonstration for camping, installation of mobile tents, packing etc.