DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Defence Ministry has selected Uttarakhand government’s tableau, based on Rural Tourism, for the Republic Day-2018. This was disclosed by the state information Director General Dr Pankaj Kumar Pandey.
He said that for this year Republic day 29 states and 20 ministries had submitted their proposal for tableau. In which 14 states including Uttarakhand and seven ministries’ tableau have been selected for this year’s republic day parade.
There is long procedure of selection. In which expert committee first select subject, presentation of design, 3-D model and presentation of music.
Since inception of Uttarakhand, state Fuldei theme in the year 2003, Nanda Rajjat in the year 2005, valley of flower in 2006, corbet national park in 2007, adventure tourism in 2009, kumbha meda in 2010, medicinal plant in 2014, Kedarnath in 2015 and Ramman in the year 2016. Ironically state government’s theme was rejected in the year 2017.
Uttarakhand, which is famous as Devbhoomi, natural beauty and culture unique in itself. There is immense opportunity in rural tourism. Village culture and tradition attracts people.
As we know that these days people are fed up with the urban day to day air and noise pollution and they are craving for peace. As state is abundance of peace and people believe in hospitality. In view of this state is putting more effort on establishing village tourism on national and internation tourism map. With this effort local people would get a chance to serve the tourist in their village and tourist would get a chance to enjoy village life and culture.
Dr Pandey said that state government is putting more effort on promotion of village tourism and running home stay scheme in several villages of the state. By increasing infrastructure of the village and promotion of tourism results are coming very positive. With this we are striving hard to check migration. In this theme we would show case our village culture and lifestyle. It will increase the flow of tourist in future.