Indian Army Organises Annual ‘Shikara Race’ To Promote Tourism In Srinagar

The Indian Army on Sunday organized Shikara race in Srinagar’s world-famous Dal Lake to promote tourism in the newly formed Union Territory. Around 15 Shikaras participated in the competition.

Commanding Officer 20 RR, Colonel Praveen Kumar said, “This is our annual event, every year we organize Shikara race, and from past few years we have been organizing boat race for children too. But due to coronavirus, we could not do that this year. But as the situation is comparatively better now, in order to promote tourism Shikara union organized the Shikara race.”

The winner of the race thanked the Army for organising the competition. The tourists who came to Srinagar to witness the race said that events like this should be organised more often as they help in developing a good bond with the locals.