Kashmir hosts maiden Formula-4 car racing event along Dal Lake

Srinagar’s Dal Lake on Sunday played host to the region’s first-ever Formula-4 car racing event. The picturesque Boulevard road witnessed sleek racing cars roaring against the backdrop of the majestic Zabarwan Hills, captivating spectators with a thrilling spectacle.

The racing demonstration along the banks of the Dal Lake was held to promote motorsports in Jammu and Kashmir.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a social media post, appreciated the efforts of the organisers of the racing event. 

“This is very heartening to see. It will help further showcase the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. India offers great opportunities for motorsports to thrive and Srinagar is right on top of the places where it can happen!” PM Modi said in a post.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, lauded the occasion as a symbol of the Valley’s progress, expressing optimism about its potential to elevate Kashmir’s profile, attract tourists, and stimulate the local economy. 

Director of Tourism Kashmir, Raja Yaqoob, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the region’s growing reputation as an adventure tourism destination and its commitment to nurturing local talent.

“With the introduction of high-octane events like this, we are not only entertaining but also investing in the future of Kashmir’s youth and tourism industry,” Yaqoob said.

He further highlighted that the race would serve as a platform for local talent, nurturing a new generation of sports enthusiasts with aspirations to compete on a global scale.