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Tourism
MP’s unexplored heritage sites need to bring on tourism map: Minister
25-05-2013

BHOPAL: On the occasion of 35th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, Minister of State for Tourism & Sports Brijendra Pratap Singh said that awards and prizes inspire to do better work.

He said that Madhya Pradesh is the state with diverse hues of tourism. Development works costing about Rs 206 crore are underway in the state to promote tourism and expand tourist facilities. Principal Secretary Tourism SPS Parihar and other departmental officers and employees were also present on the occasion.

Brijendra Pratap Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has a lot of unexplored heritage sites, which need to be brought on the tourism map. Lauding efforts of the corporation, Singh said that Madhya Pradesh will be best tourism state in the country shortly.

State Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dr Mohan Yadav said that Tourism is a department connected with Indian culture and civilization. Playing significant role, the corporation has established a distinct identity of Madhya Pradesh in the country.

Throwing light on State Tourism Development Corporation, its Managing Director Raghavendra Singh informed that the 4th advertisement of the corporation has received about 93 thousand hits. Number of tourists in the state has increased by 20 percent. Singh informed that the Union Government has sanctioned Rs 50 crore for development of tourist places in and around Bhopal.

On the occasion, people were felicitated for outstanding contribution in tourism sector. The awards were given in various categories.