Amit Shah inaugurates ‘Destination Northeast 2020’, hails development under Modi Govt

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressing 4-day 'Destination North East-2020’ virtual Fest at New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the “Destination North East -2020” through video conferencing today. The Union Home Minister is also the Chairman of the North-East Council.
On the occasion, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Development (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pension, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Chief Ministers of the eight North Eastern States were also present.
In his address, Amit Shah said that “North East, rich in natural beauty, folk culture and art, is fully capable of becoming a major centre of world tourism”. Shah said that “under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the North East region will emerge as one of the favourite tourism and business destinations of India”.
Union Home Minister said that “the ‘Destination North East-2020′, which runs till 30 September, aims to introduce various cultures of the country to each other along with the tourist destinations of the North East and through this the whole of India will also get familiar with the vibrant and diverse culture of the North East”. Amit Shah said that he has seen the tourist places of many states and countries but the beauty of the North East is unparalleled. Northeast is the jewel of India; without it the Indian culture is incomplete. While inviting the next ceremony to be held in his constituency Gandhinagar, Amit Shah said that this will make the people of Northeast familiar with the culture of Gujarat and the people of Gujarat will be introduced to the culture of the North-East.
Amit Shah said that Peace in the North East is very important for the economic development, promotion of tourism and employment in the region. The Northeast, which was once in the news due to terrorism, blockade, violence but now it is known for development, tourism, organic farming, industry and start-ups.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that North East (NE) stands for “New Engine” of growth for New India. He said that the kind of priority accorded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last six years for overall development of the region is unprecedented and added that the N-E region will definitely play a leading role in post COVID economic development of India.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that on World Tourism Day, he can say with a conviction that tourism will multiply manifold in the North-Eastern Region in coming days as the region has remained almost Corona free, unlike other international tourist destinations. He said, the festival is not just about Tourism, but it’s an invitation to the organisations and specially to the young entrepreneurs who would like to avail the advantage of unexplored potentials of the region.