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Hindukush snow gala concludes with thrilling games, traditional activities

Peshawar: The three-day Hindukush Snow Sports Festival concluded with thrilling snow sports and traditional activities in the scenic Madaklasht valley in Lower Chitral district on Monday.

Lower Chitral Deputy Commissioner Hassan Abid and Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gilmour Wendy were the chief guests of the concluding ceremony.

Men, women, youth and children took part in various competitions of snow games including ice hockey, snow trekking, making snow sculptures and cartoons during the three-day snow sports gala.

Traditional foods, barbecue and night music were also part of the event.

This was the second time that an official event was organized in the Madaklasht beautiful tourist spot.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Hassan Abid hailed the organizers for the successful holding of the mega winter event.

He said that the festival would send a positive message to the world about the people of Pakistan and the marvelous scenic sites in the country.

Hassan Abid further said that Madaklasht valley was a beautiful tourist resort and this event would also introduce the valley to domestic and international tourists.

Canadian High Commissioner Gilmour Wendy said that his country would extend support to the players of snow sports in the valley.

He eulogized the zeal and zest of the children for the snow sports.

The Hindukush is an 800 kilometre-long mountain range that stretches through Afghanistan, from its centre to northern Pakistan and into Tajikistan. It forms the western section of the Hindukush Himalayan Region and is the westernmost extension of the Pamir Mountains, the Karakoram and the Himalayas.

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