Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism Surendra Patwa presented 10 national awards won by the State Tourism Department to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Cabinet meeting held in the State capital on Tuesday (3 October 2017).
On this occasion, the Cabinet was told that the next Cabinet meeting, to be held on coming October 25, will be organized at Sailani, the newly developed resort near Omkareshwar. After the Cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister met and held a discussions with the tourism team and congratulated the officers for their remarkable achievement.
Chouhan said that the tourism team is doing a good job. Winning 10 concurrent national awards is a big achievement. Tourism has its own importance in the development of the state, he said adding it also is a medium for creating new jobs. The Chief Minister said that tourism activities shold be taken up on large scale during the ‘Tourism Fest’ starting from 6 October.
State Tourism Secretary Hariranjan Rao said that the state-level Tourism award ceremony will be held at Hanuvantiya Tourism Centre on October 15. He told that Madhya Pradesh bagged 10 concurrent national awards on World Tourism Day. ‘Jal-Mahotsav Hanuvantiya’ organized in Madhya Pradesh bagged the Most Innovative Tourist Product while the Hall of Fame Best State for Adventure Tourism National Award was bagged by Madhya Pradesh Tourism during the National Award Distribution ceremony. Other national awards received by Madhya Pradesh include ‘Best Heritage City’ award to Chanderi, ‘Civic Management of Tourist Destination of India’ to Khargone, ‘Tourist-friendly Railway Station’ award to Ujjain Railway Station and Excellence in Publishing’ National award was bagged by English Coffee Table Book. Similarly, film promotion policy national award in the Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union Territory was bagged by Madhya Pradesh Tourism. The national award of Excellence in Publishing in Hindi was bagged by Hindi Brochure published by Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Simhastha 2016. Best Wildlife Guide national award was bagged by Saib Khan of Pachmarhi.