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Omar bats for developing tourism in Kargil and Drass

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah emphasized the need to develop Kargil, the second most important town in Ladakh, as a tourism and sports destination.

"The names of Kargil and Drass are more associated with the limited war of 1999, while Drass is also known for being the second coldest place in the world. Now, we are trying to show the world their beauty and picturesque views, hospitality, as well as the practice of playing polo that is so prevalent in these places. For doing so, it has to be advertised on a large scale, which will attract domestic and international tourists," said Abdullah after a polo tournament in Kargil on June 9.

Abdullah noted that J&K has a rich history of polo. "The game has been popular in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region since long," he said.

The chief minister said that tourism and sports activities would boost the economy and nurture the talent of J&K in this field.

He directed officials to take immediate steps in this regard and send him a report on this.