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World Tourism Day: Free entry for tourists to around 200 museums and monuments across India
Today is World Tourism Day. To celebrate this day the Union Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture are organizing various activities with free entry for tourists to nearly 200 ticketed monuments and museums across India except Bihar where elections are due shortly.

Pink City Jaipur, known for its various tourist attractions, is also allowing free entry to the museums and monuments. The aim is to attract more International Tourists from across the world.

According to the tourism department, the monuments which will be free for entry include 116 National monuments and 35 Museum sites. In Delhi, the foundation stone laying ceremony of Paryatan Bhawan will also be held in New Delhi and also a seminar with panel discussion on the theme of "One Billion Tourist One Billion Opportunities" will be organised.

According to the UN, "Every time we travel, for whatever reason, we are part of a global movement; a movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, create jobs and build the sustainable societies we want for our future; a movement that builds mutual understanding and can help us safeguard our shared natural and cultural heritage."

The UN has also urged people to raise awareness of the important impact tourism had on countries and communities around the world and its potential as a force creating a better world for all.

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