By Qasim Ali
The Aga Khan Silver Jubilee Band Gulmit (AKSJBG) will provide training to the newly started pipe band in Upper-Gojal, named Nasir-e-Khisraw Pipe Band.
A team of the AKSJBG, which has over the years won dozens of accolades for its best performance, visited Sost on Monday to participate in the opening ceremony of the newly formed band. The boy scouts, volunteers and girls guides of the area gave a grand reception to the AKSJBG that entertained the audience with its drumbeats and melodious pipe sounds.
The people of Upper-Gojal will run the Nasir-e-Khisrow Pipe Band while the AKSJBG, which is a renowned pipe band of Gilgit-Baltistan, will provide free technical training to members of the newly created band. Initially, members of the newly established band will undergo two months training.
It is pertinent to mention here that the AKSJBG, initiated and managed by the local people of village Gulmit, have in the past provided similar trainings to newly established bands in Chipursan valley, Shimshal valley, and Ghulkin village.