Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Namchi,Nov04 : The district town of South Sikkim, Namchi, is at present the only all time tourist destination which has the potential to draw more than 1000 tourists daily by the year 2015, said the Tourism Minister Bhim Dhungel on Tuesday. He was speaking as chief guest at Namchi Mahotsav 2009 which was inaugurated by Monday by Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling.
Mr. Dhungel highlighted the rich tradition and culture of Sikkim which, he said, adds to the prospect of the state tourism sector to advance in national and international level. He urged the educated unemployed youth of Sikkim to take tourism as a profession in view of the development of infrastructures done by the state government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Chamling.
The cultural programme on the second day of the Mahotsav for the first time included kite festival as a special attraction. People were thrilled to witness locals, tourists and experts from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, flying kites of various designs at Assangthang Helipad from 9 in the morning. Moreover, sever colourful cultural events were impressively presented on the day