Here’s how CEO TDA Kargil Explores Historical Sites, Emphasizes Tourism Growth Post Union Territory Status
In Ladakh, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdul Gaffar Zargar of the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) in Kargil undertook a comprehensive visit to various historically significant sites within the region. Accompanied by renowned historian Mohd Sadiq Hardassi, the visit aimed to delve into the rich historical background of Kargil and highlight its potential for tourism development.
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During his inspection, Mr. Zargar emphasized the significance of historical sites, notably Karpokhar and Damsna, recognizing their importance in showcasing the rich heritage and cultural significance of the area. Additionally, attention was directed towards the development initiatives in Damsna Children Park, Hiker Base Panikhar, and several other key areas pivotal for tourism promotion.
Councillor Parkachik Syed Ainul Huda called upon the CEO at Namsuru and advocated for the development of the area to augment tourism prospects. He stressed the need to enhance facilities and infrastructure to attract more visitors and elevate the tourism experience in Kargil.
The tour included stops at the final resting places of revered figures such as Syeed Mohammad Shah Hussaini and Akhone Mohd Qasim, underscoring the deep cultural heritage of the area.
They also visited the graves of SC Gergain and Captain Herbert W Christian, recognizing their historical significance in the region’s narrative.
Historian Mohd Sadiq Hardassi, providing insightful commentary, elucidated the historical context and cultural importance of these sites.
CEO Zargar acknowledged the need to preserve and promote these historical landmarks.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Zargar highlighted the intensified focus on tourism development in Kargil following its transition into a Union Territory. He stressed the concerted efforts aimed at expanding and enhancing tourist destinations, with a specific emphasis on augmenting tourist footfall in the region.
Contributed by A. Shotopa, NomadLawyer Volunteer