Wednesday, October 14, 2009
“We have so far received 19 tourism-related awards from various organizations and tomorrow Sikkim will receive another award taking up the total to 20 awards,” he added. He was speaking at the release of the Marwari film Khoto Sikko developed by a local filmmaker. The music of the first-ever contemporary Marwari film was released today by Bhim Dhungel. The Minister informed that Sikkim will be receiving the award from the India Traveller group and the award will be presented tomorrow at New Delhi where Resident Commissioner Arvind Kumar will receive the award on behalf of the State government.
Highlighting the vast tourism potential of Sikkim, Dhungel said Sikkim is rich in culture tourism, adventure tourism, eco-tourism and heritage tourism which are in demand in the tourism market. “Our biodiversity, rich culture and peace-loving people will also boost our tourism potential,” he added.
Sikkim houses several scenic places and the State government is doing its best to promote these areas, Dhungel said, adding the State government was giving thrust to tourism in order to encourage the local youth towards promoting tourism-related services. The State government is according priority to create more man-made attractions, he added.
He explained that the Marwari language, being spoken in the native area of the community in Rajasthan, was different from the language being spoken by the people who had migrated to the other parts of the nation.