Taha praises India for G20 meet at J&K 

Under India’s presidency, the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting is scheduled to take place in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir from May 22-24…reports Asian Lite News

An Arab influencer, Amjad Taha, posted a video and teased his fans, saying that this is not Switzerland or Austria but Kashmir, where the G20 will take place.

Ahead of the G20 meeting in Srinagar which is scheduled for May 22-24, describing the Kashmir beauty as a “paradise on Earth,” Arab influencer said that this place has protected the Earth and may be the answer to climate change. “This is not Switzerland or Austria; this is India, and this is Kashmir where the G20 will take place. It’s called the ‘paradise on Earth,’ a place that has preserved the Earth and can be the solution for climate change. In Kashmir, we see Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians all living in peace and enjoying their diverse land while contributing to world innovation and development for the future,” Amjad Taha tweeted on Saturday.

Kashmir ensures that despite the unrest and the violence, it’s sheer beauty continues to mesmerize people and give meaning to famous poet Amir Khusrau’s words even today, “Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast. (If there is a heaven on earth, it is here.)”

Under India’s presidency, the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting is scheduled to take place in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir from May 22-24.

Various departments are busy preparing for the G20 meeting to be held in Srinagar, while many others have finalised their preparations.

Earlier, Punjabi singer Yo Yo Honey Singh expressed his excitement over the picturesque region of Jammu and Kashmir is gearing up to host the prestigious G20 meeting for the first time.

In a video message posted on Twitter, Honey Singh informed his fans about the upcoming Summit.

He said, “I got to know that G20 Summit is happening in Kashmir this time and is happening in other places as well of India… Goa and some other places. I am very much excited. I am right now in America. I am performing for my promo tour Honey 3.0 and I am gonna bring all my fans from America, India and all over and request them to go and support G20 summit Kashmir.”

“Kashmir is a paradise. I have been there a long time back when I was a child. I want to go there again… not this time… but next time I will visit Kashmir soon. So this is a request to my fans to go and support G20 India.”

Meanwhile, a joint mock drill was conducted on Saturday on the waters of Dal Lake by CRPF’s Water Wing and Quick Action Team (QAT).

CRPF Commandos on Friday also conducted a special drill in Dal Lake as part of security preparedness for the upcoming G20 Summit.

India assumed the presidency of the G20 grouping on December 1, 2022, and will hold the post for a year.

Tourism players in Kashmir believe that the G20 meeting can attract investors and tourists from across the globe.

The tourism industry has played a crucial role in the development of the Union Territory. However, years of instability have impacted the tourism industry, leading to a decline in the number of visitors. (ANI)

Udhampur’s Kalhari to be served as special Dogra dish

Udhampur’s delicay Kalhari, a ripened cheese product prepared from milk , will be served as a special Dogra culinary item in the G-20 summit in Srinagar.

In Channi, Udhampur, Patnitop, among others, Kalhari, which is like cheese but has a slight sourness and is salty, is available everywhere in shops and bought by people from other parts of the country.

On May 21 and 22 i.e. next week, the historic G20 summit in Srinagar will feature Kalhari and the step has been taken by the Union and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to promote the dish globally.

Women in Udhampur district have been making Kalhari for decades. They sell it in the market to earn a living, but they have not gained national or international fame.

The Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (UMEED) provided an opportunity to promote Kalhari. Under the mission, women in many villages of Udhampur district are earning more money from Kalhari production in a systematic way.

As part of a self-help group organised by UMEED in Dhiran village of Udhampur district, women produce large quantities of Kalhari at home and are getting a good price for their produce.

Sonia Rajput, a member of the same self-help group and a Kalhari maker, said, “They are all very excited that their Kalhari is now rapidly gaining international fame.

“Right now, we are preparing Kalhari for the G20 meeting, which will be held in Srinagar soon. We are thankful to the UT administration that this product will be presented there,” Rajput said.

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