Punjab to tap water and adventure tourism in State- Anmol Gagan Maan
Ludhiana : Punjab Cabinet Minister Anmol Gagan Maan on Sunday said that the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government had prepared a roadmap to tap huge potential of water and adventure tourism in the state and policy in this regard was already discussed with the Chief Minister.
Presiding over the annual function ‘Valvale’ at Ishmeet Singh Music Institute, the Cabinet Minister said that AAP government was committed to make ‘Rangla Punjab’ and every step was being taken in this direction.
She said that Punjab had huge potential of water and adventure tourism and her department had already drafted a policy on this. She said that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had also likened the draft and it will be put in public domain soon.
MLAs Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, Kulwant Singh Sidhu, Hardeep Singh Mundian, Hakam Singh Thekedar, ADC Amarjit Bains, Punjab Lok Virasat Akademi chairman Prof Gurbhajan Gill, Ishmeet Singh Music Institute Dr Charan Kamal Singh and others were also present on the occasion.
The Minister added that the department has also identified various locations across the state where there are huge possibilities of water and adventure tourism. She said that this would not only attract lakhs of tourists in the Punjab but also increase employment opportunities for the youth.
She said enhanced tourism would propel the state’s economy to newer heights.She also said all historical and cultural buildings of Punjab would also be developed and tourism network would be strengthened for convenience of tourists.
Reiterating the firm commitment of AAP government to promote Punjabi language and culture, Anmol Gagan Maan said that people must come forward for putting all signboards their buildings across the state in Punjabi language before February 21 otherwise action will be taken on the violators afterwards.
Meanwhile in her address on this occasion, the Minister lauded the Ishmeet Singh Music Institute and said that the institute was teaching Gidha, Bhangra, singing, Music and other different instruments related to music in an efficient manner to the youth.
The Minister also assured fulsome support to the institute for its future endeavors.Earlier on arriving in Ludhiana, Mann was given guard of honour by Commissionerate police.