Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Students of Centennial Model School Go on Exposure to Booni/Qaqlasht Festival 2011

An exposure visit for the students of Centennail Model School Chitral was organised through the support of Tourism Corporation Khyber Pukhtunkhwa under its project titled 'Revival of Indigenous Cultural Heritage (RICH). As many as 36 students were taken on one day trip to participate in the Qaqlasht Festival 2011.

The purpose of the exposure visit was to introduce extracurricular initiatives at school level so that maximum learning opportunities could be afforded to young students who have to shoulder the responsibilities in future.

Qaqlasht Festival 2011 Celebrated

Jashan-e-Qaqlasht 2011(Qaqlasht Festival) was organised from April 14 to 18 this year. The mega event of the people of northern Chitral attracted a great many local, national and international toursits and media personnel. The event was somehow marred by intermitent rain. But the overall weather condition was ideal in uper Chitral and the festival venue.

The purpose of the festival is to revive the old-age cultural heritage of the people of Chitral.

A range of traditional sporst such as free style polo, tug of war, bodi dik, falconry in addition to a series of new games that were introduced during the festival.

The festival was sponsored by Tourism Corporation Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (TCPK) to be implemented by Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism)

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