SECOND DAY OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF TOURISM MINISTERS

  Vijyender Sharma/Dharmshala

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur whereas delivering his inaugural deal with on the inaugural session of Nationwide Convention of State Tourism Ministers being held at Dharamshala mentioned that with an purpose to advertise tourism the state authorities had recognized six themes comprising journey, spiritual, nature, weekend, rural and tribal tourism.

‘Himachal Pradesh has a splendid scope of tourism and now the federal government has began new initiatives to discover the unexplored locations. Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein Yojna helices will go an extended solution to deliver quite a few vacationer locations on the vacationer map of the state, he mentioned.

Chief Minister mentioned ecotourism in Janjehli, snowboarding in Chanshal valley, paragliding in Bir Billing space would entice nature and journey lovers worldwide. Emphasis had additionally been given on selling water sports activities actions within the reservoirs of  hydro- electrical tasks within the state, he added.

Paying gratitude to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister mentioned that Atal Tunnel Rohtang other than strategic perspective had proved to be a significant attraction for the vacationers visiting Himachal Pradesh. The tunnel had additionally reworked tourism potential in tribal Lahaul and Pangi vallies. The state authorities had initiated a large spiritual tourism challenge ‘Shiv Dham’ in Mandi district of the state which might be accomplished quickly, the Chief Minister mentioned.

Chief Minister mentioned although connectivity was a problem in the best way of tourism promotion particularly in lesser-known vacationer locations, other than growth in hyperlink roads community, nationwide highways have been arising. Efforts have been on to enhance the prospects of air connectivity within the state and the method for building of a brand new airport in Mandi district was additionally in pipeline, the Chief Minister mentioned.

Paying gratitude to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister mentioned that Atal Tunnel Rohtang other than strategic perspective had proved to be a significant attraction for the vacationers visiting Himachal Pradesh. The tunnel had additionally reworked tourism potential in tribal Lahaul and Pangi vallies. The state authorities had initiated a large spiritual tourism challenge ‘Shiv Dham’ in Mandi district of the state which might be accomplished quickly, the Chief Minister mentioned.

He additional mentioned that established and well-known vacationer locations had nearly reached saturation. Protecting in view the necessity to discover new vacationer locations and supply tourism associated actions, Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein Yojna and Dwelling Keep schemes had given a a lot wanted fillip to exploration and promotion. As many as 3539 Dwelling Stays had been registered within the state up to now and home tariff for consumption of electrical energy was being charged from Dwelling Keep house owners, he mentioned.

Earlier, the Chief Minister lighted the lamp and inaugurated the conclave. He additionally honoured the State Tourism Ministers taking part within the occasion with Himachali traditions. A documentary movie titled Heavenly Himachal was additionally screened in the course of the session exhibiting numerous elements of the tourism state of affairs in Himachal Pradesh. Documentary has been produced by the state Tourism division which was appreciated by the delegates.

Whereas talking on the inaugural session, the Minister of State for Defence and Tourism Ajay Bhatt thanked the Chief Minister for attending the inaugural session as chief visitor.

Union Minister of Tourism, Tradition and Improvement of North Japanese Area G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Ports, Delivery and Tourism Shripad Yeso Naik, Chairman India Tourism Improvement Company Sambit Patra, Secretary Ministry of Tourism Arvind Singh, Member NITI Ayog Vinod Kumar Paul, Director Common Ministry of Tourism and Managing Director ITDC Ltd. G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, Further Secretary Ministry of Tourism Rakesh Kumar Verma, Principal Secretary State Tourism and Civil Aviation Devesh Kumar, Director  Tourism and Civil Aviation Amit Kashyap and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal  have been additionally current on the event.