Sunday, September 26, 2010

India ’s Most Progressive Tourism State to Sikkim

Gangtok: Mr. O.T Lepcha, MP, Rajya Sabha, and Minister for Tourism Mr. Bhim Dhungel along with the Secretary, Tourism, Mr. S.B.S Bhadauria called on the Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling at his official Mintokgang residence in the capital Friday, September 24, and handed over the award, “India ’s Most Progressive Tourism State ”, won by Sikkim.
The award was received by Mr. Lepcha on behalf of Sikkim Government on 22nd September 2010 from the Union Minister for Tourism Ms. Kumari Selja in a function organized by Today’s Traveler in New Delhi. Sikkim, which has become a leading state in tourism, has been well recognized at National and International level and with this award, the Government of Sikkim has received a record 19 awards in the Tourism sector alone.
Chief Minister requested the Minister and the Secretary Tourism to work on opportunity centric scheme in tourism and take it to all parts of the state to develop the sector as well as to give employment for the youths. To make tourism main livelihood of the people of Sikkim, each and every household and individual has to become a skilled force for tourism and the government is fully committed for enrichment of peace, tranquility, culture traditions, customs, art, natural resources and environment, and enhancement of quality of life and happiness index through tourism, Dr. Chamling said. (With IPR input)

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