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Rupani, Patel inaugurate two-day tourism event in Kutch

Ahmedabad, Feb 13 () Gujarat Chief Minister VijayRupani on Thursday said tradition, talent and trade andcrucial factors in boosting tourism activity.

He was speaking after inaugurating, along with UnionCulture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, a two-daymeeting of states and Union territories on ‘TourismDestination Management and Community Participation’ at TentCity in Dhordo, Kutch district.

In his address, Rupani invoked the ‘3T’ mantra givenby Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give boost to the tourismsector in the state.

He said Modi, as Gujarat chief minister, helped Kutchto stand up on its feet with the help of tourism after thedevastating earthquake of 2001.

“Modiji always says tourism involves three Ts -tradition, talent and trade. They are very crucial forboosting tourism activity.

“Modiji has gave a new dimension to tourism by weavingGujarat’s traditions and culture with this sector,” Rupani wasquoted as saying by a Gujarat government release.

In his address, Patel dubbed the Rann of Kutch as a’heaven of earth’.

The tent city is situated in this white desert (Rannof Kutch) and attracts thousands of tourists every year.

“Our PM’s tireless efforts has converted this placeinto a famous tourist spot and a heaven of earth. I amconfident that other parts of Kutch district would bedeveloped on the same line,” said Patel.

During the two-day meet, government officials, tourismindustry entrepreneurs and other stakeholders would speak ondifferent aspects of tourism.

Best practices as well as case studies from variousstates and Union territories in the related field will also bed during the event, said a release by the PIB.

Based on recommendations and discussion here, a taskforce would be constituted to document the benefits,challenges, recommendations, case studies and to prepare anaction plan to assist in policy formulation, it added. PJTPDRSY RSY