Tourism Is Manipur’s Future: Haokip

Tourism Minister TN Haokip at the inauguration of the Youth Fest. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, Apr 30: The future of Manipur rests on tourism industry, asserted Tourism Minister TN Haokip while appealing to all concerned not to pose any hindrance to all activities taken up for development of tourism industry in the State.

The Tourism Minister was speaking as chief guest at the opening function of the Youth Adventure Tourism Festival jointly organized by the Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association and the Directorate of Tourism under the aegis of Tourism Ministry, Government of India at Lamdan.

The opening function was also attended by Tourism Commissioner KK Chhetry as president and Loktak Power Station Senior Manager (HR) Arunkumar and entrepreneur Dr Dhaballi as guests of honor.

TN Haokip noted that the Manipur Mountaineering Institute located at Lamdan in Churachandpur district has become the most popular spot for adventure tourism in the entire North East India.

Noting that Manipur has beautiful landscape and salubrious climate, the Tourism Minister lamented that most of the spots with immense potential for tourism remain unexploited due to lack of acumen and absence of modern amenities and facilities.

The 10 day long festival which would continue till May 9 is being participated by around 100 youth.

The festival would feature trekking Leimaton range, boating at Loktak Lake, rock climbing, seminar on adventure tourism and indigenous food festival.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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