West indian culture

Culture minister woos NRIs with series of promises

BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Culture and Tourism Minister Usha Thakur has pledged “service, security and order” to NRIs in Madhya Pradesh.

Thakur was addressing travel agents, tour operators, media and other stakeholders at the Tourism Roadshow in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to promote Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. She also invited citizens of Malaysia and NRIs to come to Madhya Pradesh.

She further said, “The MP was blessed to organize Bhartiya Pravasi Diwas on January 9th. Registration will begin on October 2. The tourism department is working to include Buddha circuit, Omkar circuit, Shaktipeeth circuit, three UNESCO heritage circuits, etc. in the organized trip for visiting citizens.

All tourists will be able to choose the organized trip according to their choice at the time of registration. The tourism department promises you more service, security and order, the minister added.

Principal Secretary of Tourism and Culture Sheo Shekhar Shukla said the various exciting activities to do on the natural beauty of the state especially the attractive water forms, dams. He said that Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is organized in Indore – the cleanest city in the country.

The program ended with a raffle, in which the winners received a 4-day, 3-night Madhya Pradesh tour package as a prize. India‘s High Commissioner to Malaysia, BN Reddy, tourist agents and travel agents from Malaysia were present.

Gifted MP Gond Paints

Usha Thakur met Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Seri Edmund Kumar Ramanaidu in Putrajaya. She presented him with paintings by Gond. The ministers discussed the possibilities for tourism exchanges between the two countries given expatriate ties, cultural exchanges, geographical proximity and direct air connectivity. Also visited the Global Indian International School in Kuala Lumpur and interacted with teachers and students.

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