GUREZ YOUTH FESTIVAL 2018 : THE MOST AWAITED EVENT OF THE BREATHTAKING GUREZ VALLEY :
INVOKES GREAT RESPONSE “The Gurez youth festival 2018 ” took off to a flying start today in an atmosphere of joyful bonhomie and brotherhood between the #IndianArmy
and the #Awaam
on 03 SEP 18.In his welcome address to 3000 locals and 800 school children, the Commander #SnowLeopardBrigade
exhorted the children to give equal emphasis to both studies and sports for a Brighter Kashmir. The #DistrictCommisioner
Commended the youth of Gurez for excelling in various fields in spite of the hardships of nature and extremely inhospitable climate.
The grand opening ceremony saw the youth of Gurez dressed in a melange of colorful hues, Singing and Dancing on a Plethora of Shina, Hindi, Kashmiri and Haryanvi songs, representing the inclusive, patriotic and vibrant culture of #Gurez
. The Military & Jazz Bands of Army pitched in with a rousing fusion of patriotic songs. This was followed by events like sack race, lemon and spoon race, musical chair and Jalebi race for young children.
DAY TWO of the Gurez youth festival 2018, saw the youth of Gurez turning up in large numbers with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour, in spite of rain and inclement weather. The day was kickstarted with a 12 km half Marathon & a two km “run for fun”along the banks of the #Kishanganga
. This was followed by a guest lec by Director, Army rect office, Srinagar on various avenues of joining Indian Army. It was heartening to see the young school & college girls taking keen interest on joining the Indian Army.
This was followed by a talk on women’s empowerment, Drama, debate & Quiz competition. The final matches of Volleyball, Darts and Kho-Kho competition were also conducted.