Srinagar, 04 Sep 2021. To commemorate "Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" and
"Swarnim Vijay Varsh", Indian Army organised Doodhpathri Festival on 04 October
2021 at Doodhpathri, District Budgam. This festival provided a platform for locals to
showcase their immense talent and included singers who enthralled audiences with
their rendition of songs, cultural troupes with engrossing performances, martial arts
display by teams from Beerwah and Icchgam and the foot tapping Bhangra. The
festival also had sporting events including unique village games and horse riding
where riders displayed their daring and skills. The highlight of the games was Huzaif
Shah of Charar-i-Sharief, a YouTube sensation, who fascinated the public with his
display of football trick shots. The youths at the festival were in for a treat when they
were given lessons in flying a quadcopter.

The Festival was conducted in the lush grasslands of Doodhpathri, which
literally translates into Valley of Milk. This scenic location in Budgam District is an
unexplored beauty. With the conduct of the festival, the locals are hopeful to put
Doodhpathri on the tourist circuit. The event was attended by various senior officials
including Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps, IGP Kashmir, GOC Victor Force
and DDC members.

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