*Two days ‘Chenab White Water Rafting Festival’ begins at Premnagar Shibnote on a overwhelming response and great enthusiasm at Day 1st* _More than 1500 people across the district attended the rafting festival_ *Around 200 participated in the rafting under safety protocols on day 01*

Publish Date : 09/03/2021
Doda,March 05:
To promote the adventure toursim in the district,the district administration under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode in coordination with BDA and JK Adventure group today begins the first ever white water rafting festival in the river Chenab at Premnagar Shibnote with great enthusiasm and on a overwhelming response from the people of Doda.
More than 1500 people across the district especially young generation attended the festival at day 1 and about 200 participated in the rafting trip from Premnagar Shibnote to Karara.
The DC Doda alongwith the DDC Chairperson, DDC member Thathri, BDC Chairperson’s besides MBBS students of first batch of GMC Doda participated in the event and also took rafting ride.
It has been given out that apart from the rafting program,the district administration has organised multifarious activities at the venue for the enjoyment of the participants which includes volleyball matches,tug of war,display of music etc.
Besides it has been informed that same activities shall continue  tomorrow at the venue on day second.
It is pertinent to mention here that the whole program of rafting was conducted under strict standards of safety measures and without any incidence the people especially the youth of the district enjoyed the entire event.
The participants extended gratitude to the district administration Doda especially DC Doda for taking such innovative initiative as a youth engagement programme in  the district, besides urged to organise such programs in the near future also.
Among others present during the festival were SSP Doda Mumtaz Ahmed, CEO BDA Dr Rajinder Khajuria, ACD Doda Prem Singh Chib, SDM Thathri Athar Amin Zargar, SDM Gandoh Pritam Lal Thapa, SDM Assar Rishi Sharma, besides senior officers from civil as well as police  administration.