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Madhya Pradesh bags National Award of Best Tourism State - 5 Prestigious Awards Conferred on Madhya Pradesh
By MPTourism on August 30 2016 | 42 Views
Madhya Pradesh earned the distinction of being conferred five awards for excellent performance in tourism sector at National Tourism Award function held in New Delhi today.
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (independent charge) Dr. Mahesh Sharma presented these awards to Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (independent charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhowmik; Managing Director Shri Hari Ranjan Rao and Additional Managing Director Sushri Tanvi Sundriyal. The awards comprise trophies and letters of citation.
Besides, Madhya Pradesh was also conferred two other tourism awards. One of these is for making Amarkantak disabled-friendly and the other for best heritage walk in Bhopal. The Best Tourist Guide award was presented to Shri Jeevan Jyoti Pateria.
Madhya Pradesh boasts of unmatched historical heritage, religious places, eco-tourism points and National Parks to mesmerize tourists. They get their adrenaline flowing the moment they enter these tourism delights. MP Tourism department has developed the temples at Amarkantak disabled friendly. For this, wheel chairs have been made available, notice boards and signages in Braille have been put up and literature about these temples has been published in Braille. Disabled friendly toilets have also been constructed.
In Bhopal a number of paths have been developed for heritage walk. Through this the history of architecture of Bhopal has been shown. The first path starts from Kamlapati Mahal and via Upper Lake toges towards Sufi masjid and Sadar Manzil and the second path showcases the history of Taj-ul-Masajid.
It may be mentioned here that Madhya Pradesh has bagged national awards in tourism sector for two years in a row. Last year the State had bagged six national awards and other awards.
For more information on destinations & points of interest in Madhya Pradesh, please visit our website: MP Tourism or reach out to us on our toll free helpline at 1800-233-7777 available 24 x 7.
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