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Prahlad Singh Patel attends the session on ‘Making Khajuraho–as Iconic Tourist Destination’ in Khajuraho

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Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh) , 26 Mar 2021

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of  India, is  organizing ‘Meet in India’, a  MICE Road-show at ‘Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre’, Khajuraho from the  25th to 27th March, 2021.The  welcome  ceremony of the event  was held on  26th  March, 2021;  during  which Shri  Amresh  Tiwari, Vice  Chairman  of  ‘India Convention  Promotion Bureau’ (ICPB)  made  a  presentation  on the  future of  MICE Industry in the  country  followed  by another  presentation by Ms. Sonia  Meena,  Addl.  Managing  Director,  Madhya  Pradesh Tourism Board wherein  multiple  tourist  attractions of  Madhya Pradesh were showcased. In  his  keynote  address,  Shri  Ashwani  Lohani,  CEO GMR Group  said  that  Madhya  Pradesh  is  truly  the heartland of India  and has  immense potential  to  attract  tourists.  He also threw light  on the  changes  happening  in the  field of  tourism  post  Covid. Shri Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism in his  address  said that the  Ministry of  Tourism  is  eager to  create hand holdings  between  different  stakeholders  and  act  as a  catalyst to develop  tourism in the country. 

The  second  session  of the  day  was  held  on  ‘Making  Khajuraho – as  Iconic  Tourist  Destination’ during  which a detailed  presentation  on the master plan  of  Khajuraho was  made by  Shri  Jay Kaktikar,  Partner,Design Associates. The Minister (Tourism & Culture) saw the presentation and deliberated the same in detail.Thereafter, various local  stakeholders and local  media  also  presented their  views  on development  aspects  of  Khajuraho and  gave  their  feedback  and  comments on the  Master Plan of  Khajuraho. Thereafter, various  aspects  to  develop  and  promote  Khajuraho as  an  Iconic  Destination  covering  cultural, natural  and  heritage  offerings  of the  destinations  and  surrounding  attractions  were also discussed.The  session  was  attended  by   Shri Prahlad Singh Patel,  Minister (Tourism and Culture), GoI;  Shri Arvind  Singh, Secretary (Tourism), GoI;  Shri  Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary (Tourism & Culture),  Government  of  Madhya Pradesh;   Shri Abinash Manghani CEO Welcome Heritage;  Dr.  Navina  Jafa,  Cultural Techno Crat;  Shri  G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, ITD and Shri  Pranab  Sarkar.  The session was moderated by Shri Gaurav Taneja, Senior Partner & Leader from Ernst & Young.


Tags: Prahlad Singh Patel , BJP , Bharatiya Janata Party , Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism , Khajuraho , Madhya Pradesh



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