Ø Main event scheduled today, Singapore sends largest delegation
By: Owais Gul
Srinagar: Amid tight security arrangements, the delegates from different G-20 countries arrived in Srinagar on Monday to attend the 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting, here at SKICC.
The delegates after arriving at Srinagar International Airport straightly drove to SKICC where the discussion and deliberations on the five key priority areas namely Green Tourism, Digitalization, Skills, MSMEs and Destination Management will be held.
The highest number of delegates are from Singapore, reports quoting the officials said, adding that the main event is scheduled to be held on Tuesday at SKICC where a side event on ‘Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation’ was held.
As per the officials, a panel discussion aligned with the 5th priority of Tourism Working Group, highlighted the challenges associated with country-specific enablers adopted for promoting destinations through films and also emphasised the impact of film tourism on these destinations.
While arriving, the delegates from different countries were welcomed with traditional and cultural rituals at Srinagar International Airport.
The representatives from different countries were greeted with folk Kashmiri music and dance soon after their arrival at Srinagar airport.
A group of five musicians were seen performing to welcome the guests while scores of girls also performed ‘Rouf’—a traditional Kashmiri dance. Besides, some other events were also witnessed at the arrival of the delegates.
Reports said that initially the flowers were showered on the guests as part of welcoming them at the Srinagar airport following which the mesmerizing events in the premises of airport enthralled the guests. (KNO)