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New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Shri G. Kishan Reddy presided over a virtual function held today to celebrate National Tourism Day. The event was dedicated to the celebration of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to mark 75 years of Indian independence.

Among other dignitaries who graced the occasion were four Union Secretaries – Shri Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Leena Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Shri Govind Mohan, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The Chief Executive of the National Mission for Clean Ganga, Shri G. Asok Kumar, also participated in the discussion. Shri Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group and Col. Manoj Keshwar, world explorer and motorcycle adventurer, also joined the two-hour virtual event.

Shri G. Kishan Reddy spoke about the remarkable position of India, globally, due to the presence of marvelous places which are famous as tourist destinations. He cited analysis from a 2021 survey that suggested 30% of jobs could be generated by India’s tourism sector alone. He pointed out that the initiatives such as the free distribution of the first 5 lakh tourist visas to international travelers and the allocation of about 3,500 coaches for the tourism industry for the conservation of various tourist tour trains such as the Buddhist tour will benefit to the tourism sector.

He focused on the need to instill exuberance in young people when it comes to tourism, praising the decision to open ‘tourist clubs’ from schools to university levels to raise awareness and encourage them to visit the splendid tourist destinations across the country. While highlighting the initiatives undertaken to enhance job creation through tourism in North East India, he is also proud to mention that every government department has worked in a united and enthusiastic manner to give to the tourism sector in the country, the new fly wings.

Shri G. Asok Kumar, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti, spoke about the link between rivers and tourism. He focused on developing tourism along the Ganga River. “Incredible India” and “Atithi Devo Bhava” have been India’s two dynamics embodying the traditional Indian philosophy of revering guests, Shri Asok pointed out, while mentioning the immense tourist potential of the Ganga River. .

Quoting the age-old phrase “Kan Kan me Shankar”, he pointed out the devotion of the people and the sacred significance of the Ganges. Mentioning some of the classifications for the development and preservation of Ganga such as Nirmal Ganga, Aviral Ganga, Gyan Ganga and Jan Ganga, he also talked about the efforts undertaken to improve the incomes and job opportunities of people living around the basins through to ‘Arth Ganga’. , and cultural tourism in the region.

He mentioned that the establishment of various Ganges museums, adventure sports, depiction of Aartis on the pious Ganges Ghats, etc. have given an unprecedented boost to the tourism sector in the country. He said there has been a deep connection between people and rivers for centuries, and sustainable tourism is what we ultimately aim for.

To appreciate the magnificent beauty of India’s rich heritage and raise awareness of the importance of tourism and its impact on the economy, National Tourism Day is celebrated annually on January 25 across the country.

“Rural and community tourism” is this year’s theme. An interesting short film on ‘Atulya Ganga Parikrama’ was also shown at the event and there was a digital release of a book on 75 Lesser Known Tourist Destinations of India.

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