On a visit to Tulip Garden, Governor Satya Pal Malik, today praised the scenic beauty of Kashmir valley and said “Kashmir is world’s most beautiful place” and the people living here are very warm-hearted and hospitable.
Governor while urging people around the world to visit Kashmir, observed, “There is no threat to the tourists in Valley as the people living here show their utmost love and hospitality towards the tourists.”
He remarked that people from various parts of world, who have visited Kashmir in the past, are witness to the welcoming nature of the people and have felt no threat of any nature.
Governor was accompanied by all his four Advisors: K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, KK Sharma and K Skandan and Chief Secretary, BVR Subhramanyam. Besides various high level officials from Administration were present on the occasion.
Governor also went around the garden and inspected the facilities being made available for the tourists. He directed the concerned authorities for preparing a comprehensive proposal for improving the garden with modern equipment and technology.
Governor stressed on capacity building of the officers and officials so that they can improve their skills and access information about global best practices in order to enhance their capabilities for providing better facilities to the Tourists.
Governor was informed that the garden which is spread over 30 hectares of land and is situated in the mesmerizing foothills of the Zabarwan hills on the banks of the Dal Lake is Asia’s largest tulip garden where over 12 lakh tulips of 51 varieties have been grown, all in full bloom these days. The garden was thrown open for the public on Sunday.