Srinagar,March 13 (Scoop News) – J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah visited the famous and historical Badamwari garden in Srinagar this evening and interacted with people who had come to enjoy the splendor of fully blossomed almond trees.
The Badamwari presents a mesmerizing appearance at this part of the spring in
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam wani, MLC, Sheikh Ghulam Rasool, Divisional Commissioner,
It may be mentioned here that during almond blossom time in the early spring when chills of the winter fade away, blossoms bloom in a riotous colour in some pockets in and arround Hari Parbat. Kashmiris who get hemmed in during freezing winters find themselves flocking around early spring blossoms to give vent to their pent up emotions through folk songs and classical Sufiana Kalam. It used to be a riot of colours, merry making and laughter on holidays and throughout the spring season, when gaily attired people would throng the blossom area especially in Hari Parbat which provided a fertile soil for almond saplings. It seemed as if the whole city had overflowed into the gardens and broken all the barriers of caste, creed and religion, enjoying the colours and the invigorating environment. Thus all Kashmiris cherished the past legacy in harmony with the enchanting environment. It was a spontaneous people’s festival in the real sense of the term.