Edu minister announces youth hostel for students at Gulmarg

The minister was speaking at the inaugural function of a daylong golf festival- Khizan-e-Kashmir 2017 organised by directorate of school education in collaboration with Gulmarg development authority.

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI
Gulmarg, Publish Date: Oct 22 2017 12:52AM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2017 12:52AM
Edu minister announces youth hostel for students at GulmargFile Photo

Minister for education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari today said the school education department will construct a multi-purpose youth hostel cum convention centre at world famous ski resort Gulmarg.

The minister was speaking at the inaugural function of a daylong golf festival- Khizan-e-Kashmir 2017 organised by directorate of school education in collaboration with Gulmarg development authority.

The minister also took a review of the site and said the single story youth hostel will accommodate around 300 to 400 students besides an auditorium will be also constructed.

"It will be a multi-purpose hostel for students where they can come during summers and winters as well. It will act as their accommodation during winter when they will participate in skiing courses," he said.

He said the hostel will have no concrete work and will have dormitories, kitchen and dining hall. "But we have to ensure the natural ambience of the place is not disturbed while constructing the hostel for students. Given the location of construction site, we don’t need to disturb the soil or trees here," he said.

He asked the chief executive officer Gulmarg development authority to notify the same during finalisation of master plan.