More than 52,000 Students Participated in travelogue, painting and tourism quiz competitions
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board on the occasion of Paryatan Parv (27th September to 30th September 2020) organised various competitions and activities in the State to promote State tourism and make people aware of the state’s rich history, traditions, historical heritage, possibilities, tourism importance etc. and to enhance their tourism knowledge.
Travelogue, Painting and Online Quiz competitions in cooperation and coordination with School Education Department and State Education Centre are organized from 27th September 2020 to 30th September 2020 for State’s School Students. These competitions are based on recent World Tourism Day Theme ‘Dekho Apna Desh’. Keeping in mind recent Covid-19 pandemic situation all these Competitions are conducted online in all the 52 Districts of the State.
Over 52,000 Students participated in Online Quiz Competitions, Painting and Travelogue writing competitions, and exhibited their art and knowledge. In the painting competition Garima Rawat stood first, Aryan Rajput second and Nikhil Yadav scored 3rd Position. All the participants are awarded with certificates; Winners are awarded with Medals, Trophies and prizes by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board.
Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla, IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Department of Tourism and Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Boardsaid “Tourism does not just help bring back the happy moments in our lives. It rather plays an important role in the social, cultural, political and economic development of any country. In today’s time, the first need of every country is to strengthen the economy, Madhya Pradesh tourism Board is also making its efforts to make people familiar with the State’s tourism culture and can invite more and more tourists to Madhya Pradesh.”
Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Ms. Sonia Meena, IAS said “The main objective of this competition is to make students aware of the Tourism prosperity, culture and history of the state and to develop confidence in the students to participate in different completions as a team”
All the participating candidates will receive the certificate of Participation from Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board; Winners will be awarded with attractive Prizes and Certificates.
Along with this, People will be exposed to the Tourism Culture and possibilities in the State by various Experts every day from 28th to 30th September 2020 on Radio and Television through Storytelling and discussions on State’s Tourism. Also there will be online discussions of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board official’s with the Stakeholders to Promote tourism in the State.
About Madhya Pradesh Tourism:
Madhya Pradesh offers an assortment of attractions to everyone who loves to travel. It is the state with the forest area cover of approx. 77,700 sq.kms (Approx ¼ of the total land area) filled with Sal Trees & Bamboos. It has numerous wildlife hotspots with 11 National parks & 24 Wildlife sanctuaries such as Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary and Chambal Ghadiyal Sanctuary. The UNESCO World Heritage sites at Khajuraho, Bhimbetka & Sanchi are the iconic sites in the state. Madhya Pradesh has re-gained the tag of being “The Tiger State of the Country” by having maximum Tiger count (526) in the state. The roar of Tigers has increased in the dense and beautiful forests of Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh is not only home to two Jyotirlingas Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar. Burhanpur, Bhopal, Gwalior and Mandu are some of the beautiful architectural sites, whereas lndrasagar, Gandhi sagar, Tawa and Bargi are the spellbinding water bodies. Cultural events like Khajuraho Dance Festival, Mandu Festival, Orchha Cultural Festival, Tansen Festival are some of the annual tourism promotional festivals to attract tourists from all walks of life.
Since more than four decades Madhya Pradesh Tourism is facilitating high standard travel services for travellers visiting Central India for Tourism. Madhya Pradesh is an important state of Central India with an enormous scope for tourism, covering all types of tourism like heritage tourism, wildlife tourism, cultural tourism, pilgrimage, tribal tourism, rural tourism etc. Their sincere efforts to manifest such aspect of Central India tourism to rest of the world so that tourists can come and explore Central India tourist places, trace their history, enjoy their holidays and return with beautiful memories is the USP.