New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the nation is giving priority to the development of Northeast by boosting tourism. He also said the recently-announced Union Budget 2023 lay emphasis in developing 50 tourism destinations across the country.
Referring to Union Budget 2023-24, PM said, “Today, we are giving priority to the development of Northeast and Assam. Tourism plays a major role in the economy of this region. As proposed in Budget 2023, 50 tourism destinations across the country will be developed as wholesome tourism destinations.”
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He said this year’s budget has made provisions for setting up Unity malls in each state where products made by agriculturists and artisans will be displayed and sold from there.
PM Modi also highlighted his government’s commitment to holistic development. He participated in the Krishnaguru Eknaam Akhanda Kirtan for World Peace held at Krishnaguru Sevashram at Barpeta, Assam.
PM Modi said, “I am glad to express that the Indian tradition of knowledge, service and humanity propagated by Krishna Guru continues to grow even stronger. Krishnaguru ji had started the ritual of month-long of Akhand Namjap (chanting) and kirtan every 12 years for world peace. In our country, there has been an ancient tradition of organizing such events over a period of 12 years.”
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PM said the occasion signifies responsibility and people from all parts of India used to assemble here. The organizing of this event after every 12 years also reiterates the tradition of Kumbh, he said.
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