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.
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
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.
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
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.