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30-second film brings focus on Rajasthan tourism

State minister for tourism Krishnendra Kaur (Deepa) received the award — selected under Best Tourism Award category — from President Ramnath Kovind in New Delhi on Wednesday, on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

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30-second film brings focus on Rajasthan tourism
President RN Kovind with Minister Alphons Kannanthanam releases a book during National Tourism Awards for 2015-16 in New Delhi on Wednesday
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A 30-second short film has earned Rajasthan tourism not just a national award, but also a lots of compliments for showing the musical instruments played across the state as a means to promote tourism.

State minister for tourism Krishnendra Kaur (Deepa) received the award — selected under Best Tourism Award category — from President Ramnath Kovind in New Delhi on Wednesday, on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

The short film 'Janey Kya Dikh Jayey' starts with some visitors from abroad travelling in a vehicle, listening to music from a radio. Thereafter, these tourists are seen visiting various historical monuments and other tourist sposts where various musical instruments are played — including Ravan Hattha, Khartal and Satara — giving a glimpse into the rich folk music tradition of the state.

The movie ends with the tourists being woken up from sleep while travelling on a bus which has the logo of Rajasthan Tourism on it.

Rajasthan was also conferred another prestigious National Tourism Award under 'Best State – Comprehensive Development of Tourism' for standing runner-up in the category. The award was given by KJ Alphons, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism to Nihal Chand Goel, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Tourism.

After the award ceremony, Krishnendra Kaur said National Tourism Award in two different categories is a recognition of on-going efforts under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to make Rajasthan one of the most favoured destinations of choice for tourists around the world and these awards are also a testimony to Rajasthan's tourism-friendly policy initiatives.

INCREDIBLE INDIA

  • President Kovind on Wednesday launched Incredible India campaign to promote India as a tourist destination.
     
  • The President also gave away National Tourism Awards under various categories.
     
  • He said 'Adopt a Heritage Project' can make India's diverse heritage monuments tourist-friendly.
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