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Promote tourism in Chhattisgarh through films: Chandrakar

RAIPUR: In order to promote tourism in Chhattisgarh, tourism minister Ajay Chandrakar, in the departmental review meeting held here on Tuesday, asked the officers to invite eminent film producers-directors in the state and from Mumbai and institutions working on tourism development in the country and abroad, for film production.

Chandrakar instructed the officers to organise ‘Tribal Olympics’ based on the Adivasi art, culture and sports activities on the occasion of World Adivasi Day scheduled on August 9 next.

In the review meeting, officers told the minister that during the financial year 2014-15 Rs 47.5 crore budget has been allocated for tourism development in the state and for the central projects, the department had sent a Rs 13 crore proposal to the Centre.

Tourism and Culture secretary RC Sinha, managing director Santosh Mishra and state advisor, culture and tourism, Sriram Tiwari and senior officers were present in the meeting.

The tourism minister asked to prepare action plan for establishment of international-level meditation and yoga centres at Sirpur tourism centre. He also asked the officers to prepare action plan to develop Chitrakot Waterfall, Kutumbsar Caves and Teerathgarh Waterfall as national level tourist spots. Facilities like Ropeway and Para Gliding should be available there in these tourist places, he added.

The officers said that in 2014, Sirpur national dance and music festival was organised. Chandrakar asked to make plan to send artists of states traditional excellent Panthi teams, Pandvani singers, Raut Nacha and Baas music in the national and international level music and art competitions. He told to make quality small documentary films and advertisement films for tourism development. He instructed publicise them through Youtube, internet and social media.