New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India on Saturday celebrated National Tourism Day to promote tourism in the country.
Every year, National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. Taking to Twitter, the Ministry of Tourism wrote, "Let''s celebrate National Tourism Day as a mark to increase travel experience and explore new destinations, finding new traditions and beliefs. Happy National Tourism Day!"
Extending his greetings, Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel tweeted, "Congratulations to the countrymen and foreign tourists on "National Tourism Day". On this day I was on the banks of Puri and participated in cleanliness campaign."
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, repeating the mantra "Atithi Devo Bhav", said "On #NationalTourismDay let''s highlight importance of travel to explore new places and cultures, which opens new doors of understanding. "Atithi Devo Bhav", has been our mantra guiding us in welcoming guests wholeheartedly."
Following the mantra of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted, "Warm greetings on #NationalTourismDay. Following the mantra of ''Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'', I welcome all to experience #AwesomeAssam, a haven for tourists with great locations, amazing flora & fauna and rich hospitality."
"Splendid beaches, magnificent temples, mist shrouded forests, delectable cuisines and warm people, Odisha is a pleasant retreat for every traveller. Discover a sedate blend of culture, eternal beauty and scenic wonders. DiscoverAOdisha!" wrote Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje said, "Greetings on #NationalTourismDay! India''s tourism is a celebration of diversity and #Rajasthan offers the most unique mix. Our rich heritage, spectacular architecture and vibrant arts & crafts are an experience not to be missed."
BJP Leader Sanjay Tandon tweeted, "Travel. Explore. Discover. Incredible India!
"On this #NationalTourismDay let''s cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it''s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value."
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