IMPHAL, Sept 27: The World Tourism Day was observed by the state tourism department under the theme “Tourism-Linking Cultures” in various parts of the state today.
The observation held at Senapati District Headquarters was attended by KK Chhetry, commissioner of tourism department, PK Jha, deputy commissioner of Senapati district, and Rupachandra, ADC of Kangpokpi as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, commissioner KK Chhetry stressed on the development of tourism industries for enhancing the economy of the state.
He said that the varied cultures of the state must be linked together to bring overall development on tourism industries.
Chhetry further stated that Manipur has many natural scenic places besides the Second War Memorial Complexes at Ukhrul and Imphal which could attract many European tourists every year despite the prevailing law and order situation.
The flow of tourists to the state will be increased only if the law and order situation is improved, he enjoined.
ADC Rupachandra maintained that good hospitality and sound law and order situation are much needed to attract the tourists to the state which is called “the Switzerland of the East”.
All people must render utmost support to uplift and promote tourism in the state, he appealed.
Various resource persons also expressed their views and opinions for the development of tourism industries in the state.
Cultural troupes from various communities of Gorkha, Nepali, Zemei, Maram, Paomai, Thangal and Mao exhibited rich colourful cultural dances during the observation of World Tourism Day.