Srinagar: The Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir celebrated International Women’s Day with a host of activities here on Wednesday.
The objective of holding the event was acknowledging the contribution of the women who have been associated with the tourism sector and the Department.
On this occasion, a massive plantation drive was conducted by the female employees of the Department in which the female officers and employees of the Tourism Department planted saplings at the TRC garden.
Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Fazlul Haseeb led the plantation drive.
An all women cycling event was also part of today’s programme to celebrate International Women’s Day. Besides a painting competition on varied facets of womanhood was also held in which students from various educational institutions participated.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director Tourism hailed the contribution of women in the Department. He said today’s event gives us a message to think about the immense contribution made by women in society, both at home and at the workplace.
Haseeb said this event was the first of such initiatives to celebrate the role and contribution of employees in running the affairs of the Department. This, he said, would enhance confidence among officials thereby improving their work efficiency and output.
On the occasion, he gave away prizes among the winners of cycling and painting events.
Senior officers of the Department, female officers and officials, students from various educational institutions were present on the occasion.