Kullu, March 25
The finals of various sports events were held on the 71st day of the snow festival at Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti today. Tribal Development Minister Ram Lal Markanda was the chief guest.
Competitions were held for men and women in tug-of-war, archery and knitting.
The minister said, “This festival of festivals has become one of the longest fests of the country.”
He said the homestay scheme would be promoted and workshops would be conducted to impart training to people in preparing traditional and modern cuisines. He added that the beneficiaries would be apprised of various aspects of tourism management to promote eco-friendly sustainable tourism in the region.
Markanda said that efforts would be made to provide round-the-clock tap water supply during the winter to every household to provide better facilities to tourists and local residents. He added that the possibility of holding winter and adventure sports would be explored, as the region has a lot of potential for these activities.— OC