India being developed as tourist destination: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asserted India is full of cultural diversity but yet it is unbreakable and it is being developed as a tourist destination.

            Singh was speaking on the inauguration of the second edition of ‘Paryatan Parv’, being held across the country to promote tourist sites, especially among domestic travellers.

            The event is being organised by the Tourism Ministry with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of “tourism for all”.

            “Indian culture is very rich. Its rich civilisation is discussed across the world. Its the only country where followers of all the imparted religions are found.

            “There are a great number of languages, dialects and dresses. Its a country full of diversity. Still, it is incredible and unbreakable,” Singh said.

            He said that the tourism will help people to understand the country.

            “The country is full of traditions and customs. It is being developed as a tourist destination. The Government is trying to increase tourism’s contribution in the GDP from seven to 10 per cent,” he said. (AGENCIES)