Kashmir festival in London and New York

9 June 2008
The Hindu


Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government will hold a Kashmir festival in London and New York in August showcasing the State’s culture, handicrafts, tourism, shawls and carpets, Minister for Industries and Commerce Nawang Rigzin Jora said on Monday. Chairing a meeting of officers convened to discuss the arrangements for the festival to be held at London and New York, Jora said as many as 30 participants from the State will take part in the festival. Audio-visual presentation depicting cultural activities, handicrafts and tourism spots of the State will also be screened, he said. Among others Industries and Commerce Secretary Pawan Kotwal, Director Handicrafts R. A. Qadri and other senior officers of various departments attended the meeting, official sources said.