Srinagar: A cycle rally cum race was organised from three different locations on the line of control including Tithwal, Keran and Ringpain in Kupwara district.
The aim was to promote cycling and spirit of adventure, a statement issued here said.
More than 100 participants included ladies’ children and elderly from Kashmir and other parts of India. At the end of the race, the winners were given medals and cash prizes. All participants were also given participation certs.
To celebrate the free spirit of Kashmiriyat, Sufism and sense of rejoicement, the event included cultural programs music and poetry to showcase talent of locals and children. Music & Poetry is a universal language and understood by all.
Sufi songs brightened the environment and were enjoyed by the crowd. The event also gave a stage to students of local schools to showcase their talent. It enhanced their confidence manifolds. A five year old girl also sang the National Anthem and her tears after the song made the crowd emotional. The girl was felicitated by DC, Kupwara.
A total of twelve achievers in field of sports and social work were felicitated in the event to bring awareness about the talent that lies in the district that needs to be recognised and also to encourage others to follow their dreams. The chief guest & DC Kupwara appreciated the performance of all participants.
At the end, lucky draw was organised wherein 50 prizes were won by the locals. Activa Scooter was first prize followed by Laptop and refrigerator and many other attractive utility items to include bags, juicer mixer, watches and cycles.
The event was enjoyed by the locals and they requested that such event should be organised every year as the event highlighted the local talent and gave opportunity to rejoice and relax in free and calm atmosphere of the valley.