Ranchi, Sept 27: On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Chief Minister Raghubar Das wished all domestic as well as world tourists & invited them to visit Jharkhand & experience its glorious history, unique culture & panoramic scenery.
He said that Jharkhand Tourism is to be branded & Indian Cricket Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be the brand ambassador. He informed that on 2nd October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will initiate online the rejuvenation & preservation of terracotta temples of Maluti with a cost of Rs. 13 crores.
He said this while addressing the ‘Unexplored Jharkhand -2015’ program organized on the occasion of World Tourism Day at Hotel Raddison Blue. He also dedicated the tourism policy of Jharkhand to the people of the state & felicitated people having remarkable contribution in developing tourism on this occasion.
Referring to various aspects of Jharkhand tourism, the CM said that the state is rich in various tourisms including eco-tourism, religious tourism, cultural tourism, medical tourism, adventure & mining tourism. He appealed to the people to advertize Jharkhand wherever they go. He said that Apollo Hospital has been given land for Rs. 1 (one) to boost up medical tourism.
Referring to film-maker Retwik Ghatak, the CM said that he started his film-career from Jharkhand. He directed two documentaries named ‘Aadivasion ka jeevan strot’ & ‘Bihar ke darshniya asthal’ for Information & Public Relation Department. His films ‘ Ajantrik’, ‘Suvarnarekha’ & ‘Arayna- din- ratri’ were shot in Jharkhand.
The CM laid stress on developing tourist circuit to Shantiniketan, Bolepur, Tarapeeth, Maluti, Basukinath & Deoghar along with Bodhgaya & Itkhori. Moreover, the delegation of Jain Community has given their proposal for the development of famous Jain temple Parasnath. The CM has assured them that Parasnath & Madhuban will be developed keeping the sanctity of Shree Sammed Shikhar Jee.
Tourism Minister Amar Kr. Bauri said that Jharkhand is rich with her nature- its mountains, springs, waterfalls, greenery & various manifestations but away from the sight of the world.
The Tourism Secretary Avinash Kumar recited a few lines from Agyey which he had written on 6th February, 1949 on his bus journey from Muri to Ranchi.
The vote of thanks was given by Tourism Director, Suchitra Sinha. On this occasion, Principal Secretary to CM Sanjay Kumar, Ashok Bhagat of Vikash Bharati, Bishunpur & President, Indian Chamber of Commerce Shiv Siddhant Kaul along with many dignitaries were present on this occasion.