G20 in Kashmir – A historical success
The about to end 3 day G20 summit of global powerhouses on Tourism in Srinagar, Kashmir has not just proved biggest mega event of grand success but biggest global event in Kashmir history.
As many as 53 foreign delegates from G-20 nations, invitee countries and multilateral organizations are participating in the G20 Tourism Working Group meeting currently underway in Srinagar, it was said.
Sources said that 53 delegates including 46 from G-20 and invitee countries and seven from multilateral organisations, are taking in the high-profile event being held in SKICC.
Details reveal that five foreign delegates who are arrived here are from Singapore, four each from United Kingdom and Nigeria, three each from USA, Australia, Canada and Spain, two each from Brazil, France, Mauritius, South Korea, South Africa and United Arab Emirates and one each from Argentina, Bangladesh, Germany, Indonesia,Itlay, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands and Russia.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and the Development of the North Eastern Region, Shri G Kishan Reddy today addressed the side event on the theme ‘‘Promoting Incredible India through Film Tourism’ on the sidelines of 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting. The side event was also attended by Secretary Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Sh. Apurva Chandra.
The side event on Tourism was aimed at furthering the scope of the film tourism sector and highlighting all the aspects of Incredible India.
During the event, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, India has no dearth of talent having the century old film legacy with leading names of Guru Dutt and Satyajit Ray who have been acknowledged for their art work despite no avenues and facilities, Dr. Singh added.
Dr. Singh hoped that the business community will help in scaling up the efforts already taken by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of I&B.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, ease of film making and up gradation of the existing studious has to be pursued rigorously to support the film industry. Liberalisation of state regulations has to be taken up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to encourage film making throughout India, Dr. Singh added.
We hosted over 18 million tourists last year which was unparalleled since independence. After three decades, the new Film Policy, modern infrastructure and ease of doing business have made Jammu & Kashmir a favourite destination for shooting films: J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha addresses a news conference following the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting underway in Srinagar.
All were in praise of G20 meet in Srinagar.
Ambassador of Republic of south Korea CHANG Jae Bok while talking to media said that politics should not come in the way of Development we should resolve our differences and work towards development of Global tourism sector.
People of Kashmir are more than elated that G20 summit in Kashmir proves a gamechanger for entire region ,and foreign tourists flood Kashmir.