MP Tourism bags Hall of Fame Award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Sep 2017 10:53:49


Staff Reporter,

Madhya Pradesh has become the first State in the country to bag ‘Best Tourism State National Award’ for three consecutive years. MP Tourism was conferred the Hall of Fame Award in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The award was given by the President Ramnath Kovind at a grand ceremony organised at Vigyan Bhavan to Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Surendra Patwa, Chairman of State Tourism Development Corporation Tapan Bhowmik and Secretary Tourism Hariranjan Rao. The award carries a trophy and a citation. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Information Technology, K J Alphons was also present on the occasion. The State has bagged 10 awards simultaneously on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

MP bagged the most innovative tourist product award for ‘Hanuwantiya Jal Mahotsav’ and best state for adventure tourism. While Chanderi was adjudged the best heritage city, the Best Tourist Friendly Railway station award went to Ujjain Railway Station and Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination of India was awarded to Khargone. The English Coffee Table Book published by MP Tourism Board won National Award for Excellence in Publishing.

Similarly, Madhya Pradesh also received the national award for Film Promotion Policy in Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union Territory. The Hindi brochure published by Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Simhastha 2016 has bagged National Award for Excellence in Publishing in Hindi. Best Wildlife Guide national award was bagged by Saib Khan of Pachmarhi. It may be noted that Madhya Pradesh Tourism has bagged national awards for third consecutive year in the field of tourism. Madhya Pradesh Tourism was awarded in 5 categories last year and 6 in the year before last. It may be mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is home to amazing tourist sites, 3 world heritage sites, 2 Jyotirlingas, historical and religious heritage sites, eco-tourism, national parks, etc. that can mesmerise any tourist.