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President awards Himachal president with National Tourism award
B K Upmanyu | 29 Feb 2012

President Mrs Pratibha Patil today presented national tourism award to himachal pradesh in a function held in vigyan bhawan new delhi today . Principal Secy tourism Mrs Manisha Nanda and Director tourism Dr Arun Kumar jointly received the prestigious award from President Mrs Pratibha Patil in presence of union tourism minister sh subodh kant sahay and top officials of govt of india

President Mrs Pratibha Patil today  presented  national tourism award to himachal pradesh in a function held in vigyan bhawan new delhi today .


Principal Secy tourism Mrs Manisha Nanda and Director tourism Dr Arun Kumar jointly  received the prestigious award from  President Mrs Pratibha Patil in presence of union tourism minister sh subodh kant sahay and  top officials of govt of india
Himachal Pradesh  has been awarded the top  prize for  excellent  promotion publicity material,said Director Tourism Dr Arun Sharma and added that last year the  deptt.brought out the  first coffee table Har ghar kuchh kehta,a book narrating the historical anecdotes associated with the summer capital of the  Raj,Shimla,the queen of hills. The book  has resulted in enrichment of tourism product,tourists are staying for longer durations and  coffee table book  has captured  the  magnificence of  state.

 Himachal became the first state to launch the  electronic brochure in the  Contry he added

 He said that Tourism deptt has been rewarded for  various stuperndous efforts which has seen the contribution of tourism to the  total GDP go up to 10 percent in the state

Each building apart from having unique architecture ,which is a blend of classical goethic and hill architecture presents  a rare blend of even Rajsthani architrctue. Stories about Shimla called from the  local  residents resulted in total involvement of stakeholders,stories became a fulcrum of the  rural tourism flagship programme launched subsequently,

Har Gaon ki kahani is an unique rural tourism initiative in which stories sent by villagers are developed by dove tailing.  The tourism infrastructure in  the state is being also developed through  MNREGA  to create various basic facilities to the tourists .

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 Dr Arun Kumar said that The National  Tourism Award is a recognition of the  efforts state is putting in to become the most favroutie destination in the contry to fulfill the  motto of Unforgettable Himachal for all seasons and for all reasons