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Govt committed to explore virgin tourism destinations: Div Com

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JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar has said that special impetus is being laid on exploring the virgin tourism destinations of the Jammu region with thrust on harnessing fully the power of pilgrim tourism. “Jammu is not just a geographical location but a treasure trove of cultural and spiritual heritage”, the Divisional Commissioner said while addressing the gathering of Hospitality and Tourism Industry Captains of Jammu & Kashmir at Take One Titan Hospitality Awards 2023 function, here on Saturday.
He expressed satisfaction over the mega growth in the pilgrim tourism in particular, saying this has substantially unlocked the economic and cultural prosperity of this region.
Ramesh Kumar, who was the Chief Guest of the function along with, Director Tourism Jammu, Vivek Anand Rai, Ritu Singh Founding Chairperson- FICCI FLO Jammu Kashmir Ladakh and Managing Director- Hari Niwas Hotel and Resorts, Joint Director Tourism Jammu, Sunaina Sharma Mehta, and former Femina Miss India United Continents, Sana Dua as Guests of Honour, said that to ensure tourist cum pilgrim comfort, several initiatives are underway to further strengthening the infrastructural framework, ensuring seamless connectivity to pilgrimage and adventure tourism sites, improved road networks, modern transportation facilities.
“Here comes a crucial role for the private sector, especially those engaged with the hospitality domain, to promote and sustain tourism practices”, the Divisional Commissioner said.
The awardees were Ajatshatru Singh, Chairman , Hari Niwas Palace?, Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya, CMD, Grand Mumtaz Group of Hotels & Resorts, Prem N. Dewan CMD, Devans Modern Breweries Limited, Amit Chowdhary- Director, KC Hotels Private Limited, Bhupesh Gupta- Managing Partner, Radisson Blu Hotel, Chander Gupta- Managing Director, J&K Heritage Pvt. Ltd., Rattandeep Anand- MD, Trans Asia Hotels Private Limited, Davinder Singh – Owner, Zamindara Dhaba, Ambrish Magotra- MD- The Fern Residency Katra , Madhurima Mahajan – Director Blu Olive Restaurant, Sanjeev Prabhakar- MD Sanjeev Caterers, Shivang Gupta- MD Star Zone Club, Raj Kumar- Owner Zaika Restaurant , Arun Baru- Owner Machail Resort, Anuradha Bhardwaj and Vijay Kumar Menon- Partners- M/S Aroma Enterprises, Varsha Bansal Director- Grand Plaza Hotels Private Limited, Shriraj Bhardwaj and Raj Kumar Bhardwaj Partners- Vinod Vaishno Dhaba & M/S BMB Enterprises.
Earlier, the Executive Director & CEO of Take One Television & Digital Network, Devyani Rana while welcoming the Guests said “We gather here not just as individuals but as architects of an industry that has revolutionized the very landscape of Jammu and Kashmir.” She said the hospitality sector, over the past decades, has witnessed an incredible metamorphosis.

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