Cultural Center

Welcome to the Shina Cultural Center - Preserving Our Rich Heritage!

Discover the enchanting Gurez Valley, steeped in ancient history and blessed with the linguistic distinctiveness of the Shina language. Here, a unique identity thrives, one that deserves to be cherished and shared with the world.

For generations, the Dardi people of Gurez have harbored a dream—a dream of showcasing their rich heritage to both the present generation and the visitors exploring the pristine beauty of Gurez Valley.


Fulfilling this vision, the Indian Army proudly presents the Shina Cultural Centre, nestled in Dawar. Our mission is to support the local community and provide a platform to revive and celebrate the forgotten history of the Dard-Shin Culture.


At the Gurez Valley Cultural Center, you will find a wealth of information, bringing to light the captivating stories and traditions of the region. We aim to foster a deep appreciation for local culture and promote sustainable tourism, inviting visitors to experience the wonders of this breathtaking valley.


Join us on this extraordinary journey of discovery and celebration as we preserve our heritage for generations to come. Together, let’s embrace the essence of Gurez Valley’s cultural tapestry.

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