Uttarakhand tourism minister Amrita Rawat intends organizing the World Tourism Day, that falls on Sept 27 in Uttarakhand, in the hope that it will restore the confidence of the people in this small mountain state. The million dollar question is, whether holding the function will restore the confidence, that has been badly shaken post-June 16-17 floods as the Congress government simply failed to rise to the occasion.
Though the minister expressed confidence that the serried of functions that will be held on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, are being undertaken to send the message that Uttarakhand is a safe destination for tourists, but she failed to outline what had been done to promote tourism in Uttarakhand over the past 12 years that this small mountain state came into existence. She said that she had taken the union tourism minister into confidence for observing the Day.
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