Imphal, November 22, 2017 : Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Minister Shri Karam Shyam said the overall situation in the State has improved which is conducive for growth of Tourism.

The Minister was speaking during the Lakeview Cultural show at Takmu, Loktak as part of Manipur Sangai Festival 2017. He said the State has witnessed visible improvement in law and order situation and progress in basic infrastructures which is accelerating the growth in Tourism sector. The Government is committed to not only to sustain the change but also to consolidate it further, he added.

Minister Karam Shyam also stated that Manipur Sangai Festival offers a glimpse of the rich culture and tradition of Manipur. He also said that enormous amount of investments is required to reap the potentials. He said the cultural diversity, long civilization history, attractive historical places, heritage sites and beautiful landscapes makes our State a unique natural tourist destination.

The Government is taking up large number of tourism projects with the financial assistance from the Centre. Major tourists circuits have been developed across the State and more projects are in the pipeline. Minister Karam Shyam appealed to large business houses particularly from outside the State to invest and take advantage of the huge potential that exists in tourism, real estate and hospitality sectors.

Dr Sapam Ranjan Chairman, Tourism Corporation of Manipur Limited said Manipur is melting pot of culture and ethnic diversity. We must maintain and strengthen the bond of love and brotherhood through the vehicle of tourism.

As part of the cultural show, the laser show enthralled the audience. Boat rally with torches highlighting the daily lifestyle of fishing community of Loktak drew the attention of the audience. Music and dance performances were also presented during the Lakeview cultural show. (DIPR)

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