JKTDC’s Kongposh reverberates with music, cuisine, art display

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Srinagar: The recently opened up restaurant of JKTDC-Kongposh here in the heart of the city reverberated with a confluence of display of art, music and ethnic cuisine this evening.
The special feature of today’s weekly event was the display of artefacts in the form of calligraphy, paintings and other art forms by young and budding female entrepreneurs of Kashmir valley.
Secretary Tourism, Culture & YSS, Sarmad Hafeez, Director Tourism, Kashmir and MD, JKTDC, Nisar Ahmad Wani besides other officers from JKTDC and Tourism department and a large number of visitors were present.
Young artists from J&K Academy of Arts, Culture &Languages enthralled the visitors with various popular musical numbers.
The special feature of the restaurant are ethnic foods like Harissa, Alae Hachi te Maaz, Handh te Kokur, Mujje te Gaade, Paache, Nader te Gaade, Zombre thool te Gogje aarae, Noon Chai, Kehwa te Shirmal besides wazwan and other street and local fast foods are available and served at the restaurant.
Another attraction of the venue is that varied forms of art like Handicrafts, Pottery , Wicker work, Paper machie, pashmina weaving, wicker works etc. would be put on display for the interest of the visitors and customers every weekend.

Anti- encroachment drive carried out in Shalimar
Locals appreciate Administration, SMC
SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 14: On the directions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, SMC authorities carried out a massive anti- encroachment drive in Brien, Shalimar area of Srinagar today.
The drive was carried out under the supervision of Ward Officer Brein, Showkat Ahmad. He said that these drives shall continue and all encroachments on Roads particularly arround the Shalimar Garden shall be removed.
During the drive, all encroachments and obstacle made by shopkeepers and others were removed.
The encroachments on roads, pathways and footpaths were removed and shopkeepers were sensitized to desist from resorting to any violation in future, otherwise stringent action as per the law shall be taken against the violators.
Meanwhile, locals appreciated the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and SMC for taking serious note of the complaints and carrying out timely anti- encroachment drive in the area.


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