Friday, September 24, 2021

Tourism Minister inaugurates mega-tourism event “Ladakh: New Start, New Goals” in Leh

Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy inaugurated a mega-tourism event “Ladakh: New Start, New Goals” in Leh virtually from Delhi on Thursday. Centre and Union Territory Ladakh are organizing a 3-Day mega-event from 26th to 28th of this month. Our correspondent reported that the Minister appealed to all the pilots of the tourism industry to promote Ladakh as a domestic and international tourist destination.

Three-day event is organized to promote Ladakh as a tourist destination with focus on aspects of adventure, culture and responsible tourism. While inaugurating the Ladakh New Start, New Goals, Kishan Reddy listed various government initiatives like Dekho Apna Desh, to promote tourism in Ladakh and boost local economy with sustainability.

Speaking on the occasion, Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R.K Mathur stressed on focusing on the shape and size of tourism.

Man dignitaries including Ambassadors to India from Finland, Belgium and Bangladesh also present in the inaugural ceremony. LAHDC Chairman Tashi Gyaltson, Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh, also spoke on the occasion. Speakers thrust upon tapping the potential of Ladakh as tourist destination of various segments, sustainability, rural tourism to boost the economy with sustainability and carbon neutrality. During the event “A Tourism Vision for Ladakh” a document focusing on overall development of Ladakh was unveiled.

Various activities like exhibitions, panel discussions on topics that create awareness and focus, stakeholders meetings, and technical tours are also organized for the participants. ITDC Director General Kamla Vardhan Rao, IRTS Chief Regional Manager Ajit Kumar Sinha, Ladakh Advisor Umang Narula, ADG ITDC Rupinder Brar, UT Secy Mahboob Ali also participated in the event.

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