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ADTOI partnering with the second edition of ‘Chalo Dekhein Apna Desh’ a National Tourism Conclave, organised by Argus News

The second edition of ‘Chalo Dekhein Apna Desh’ a national tourism conclave, organised by Argus News, was held on Saturday the 18th March 2023 in Bhubaneswar.
Chairman of Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) and BJP spokesperson,Dr.. Sambit Patra inaugurated the conclave at a hotel in the State Capital.
Speaking on the occasion, Patra said that the conclave will boost rural tourism in the country.
Dr. Patra also highlighted the rich cultural heritage of Odisha and several potential tourist places in the State.  He spoke about the artistic beauty of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Sun Temple in Koanark and Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar. He talked about Satkosia, Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi, Hirakud and the long coastline of the Bay of Bengal.
He added that the government has taken many steps to improve the tourism across the country.Pradhan for protection of archaeological
Mr. J.K. Mohanty, Director of Swosti Group and Chairman of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha in his address highlighted the promotion of Rural Tourism by narrating his own experience of buying land in Chilka village in 1995 at very cheap rate that was not fit for even agriculture. Though villagers objected to his decision he succeeded in his efforts and constructed  an Eco Retreat that  stopped  migration of labour and the existing labour force was utilised during construction and also employed 50% of the labour force in the hotel and the services of balance folk were used as hotel suppliers/vendors.  He saw the success of rural tourism and reiterated that if I can do it why can’t others.  Rural tourism will generate employment to rural people.  .
Mr. PP Khanna, President ADTOI brought out the importance of domestic tourism in the country being  the lifeline for every State and Odisha which has great tourism potential should make all out efforts to attract domestic tourists from all parts of the country. Rural tourism is now a sought after segment away from the city life among the travellers that can promote responsible and sustainable tourism which is the need of the hour. He Stated the vision of Hon PM Shri N Modi to make every villager and people living in Rural Areas Atmanirbhar Bharat by skilling them and creating employment for them.
Shri Prakash Sahu CEO Argus news delivered the Vote Of thanks to  Guests
President of Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) Mr. P P  Khanna, Argus News Editor-in-Chief Sanjaya Jena, CEO Prakash      Sahu,leading tour operators were present on the occasion.
Photographs taken on the occasion are attached for the print.
Would appreciate if the above important tourism event is brought to the notice of all concerned in the industry through your electronic/print media.

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