New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah will inaugurate “Destination North East-2020” on September 27 through virtual medium. Mr Shah is also the chairman of the North Eastern Council. Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh will be the Guest of Honour in the event.
The four-day programme ‘Destination North East 2020’ is based on the theme of ‘The Emerging Delightful Destinations’ which speaks of the tourism destinations emerging stronger and more attractive when the Sector picks up momentum and coincides with ‘World Tourism Day’ which falls on September 27, 2020.
The event will feature Audio Visual presentation of the tourist spots of the states and the region, messages from state icons and achievers, introduction to prominent local entrepreneurs and virtual exhibition of handicraft, traditional fashion and local products, the DoNER Ministry said.
There will be special messages from the state Chief Ministers and Tourism Ministers as well as cultural items of individual states and medley performances combining cultures of all the eight states, the Ministry added.
Earlier, this week while unveiling the Logo and song for festival “Destination North East-2020”, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Festival Destination North East has been travelling across the country since last couple of years, from Varanasi in 2019 to the Lawns of India Gate in New Delhi or in Chandigarh before that and now it will be virtually reaching to your homes this year.
This festival is not just about tourism but it’s an invitation to the organisations and specially to the young entrepreneurs who would like to avail the advantage of unexplored potentials of the region, he said.
Dr Singh also said that North-Eastern Region will be one of the favourite tourist and business destinations of India post COVID-19 and will be an important engine for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call of Atmanirbhar Bharat by focusing on “Vocal for Local”.
“Destination North East 2020” is also an effort to make everyone explore the Local Destinations rather than going anywhere abroad, the Minister said, adding that people should take a pledge to Visit Local, Travel Local and Explore Local thus giving a boost to the local Tourism and Hospitality industry.
The Chief Guest for the closing ceremony on September 30, will be Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju while Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries RameshwarTeli, will join as Guest of Honour.