Nature & Wildlife

Festival highlights medicinal value of tea

UDHAGAMANDALAM

With a call to promote the medicinal properties of tea, the curtain came down on the three-day 2014 Tea and Tourism festival organised by the district administration and the department of tourism here.

Participating as the chief guest The Nilgiris Collector, P. Sankar, pointed out that it has been proven that tea helps combat a number of ailments.

Pointing out that it was being organised as a year end festival with dance and music programmes, he said that the objective was to safeguard the interests of the tea industry and use the sector to promote tourism. Underscoring the importance of forests and hills, he said that tourism was inextricably intertwined with them.

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