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April 30, 2020 / Comments (0)

Covid-19 pandemic: Indian Tourism Ministry launches ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ webinar series

Dekho Apna Desh

Good news for travel enthusiasts! Amid travel restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Tourism Ministry in India has come up with a unique plan to satiate traveller’s wanderlust. The Ministry has launched ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, a series of webinars on YouTube.

Aimed at promoting domestic travel in India, the webinars provide an insight into the history, culture, and legacy of some popular tourist spots in the country. So far, the ministry has released webinars named “City of Cities – Delhi’s Personal Diary”, “Calcutta – A Confluence of Cultures”, “Ladakh – Explore the Unexplored”, and “Varanasi – A Visual Treat”.

The Ministry of Tourism has covered some other aspects of travel through other webinars. These include “The Monuments of Mamallapuram – Stories Etched in Stone”, “World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism at Humayun’s Tomb”, and “Making India an Inclusive Travel Destination for all”.

Carrying forward the much popularized theme of “Incredible India!”, the first webinar in the series, “City of Cities – Delhi’s Personal Diary”, touched upon the long history of the nation’s heart and capital. The webinar covers Delhi’s journey as it unfolds into eight different cities, each unique in culture and character.

The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel said that the series of webinars shall be an ongoing feature and the Ministry would work towards showcasing the diverse and remarkable history and culture of India including its monuments, cuisine, arts, dance forms. natural landscapes, festivals, and many other aspects of the rich Indian civilization.

The webinar series launched by the Ministry of Tourism is in synchronisation with the ministry’s previously launched domestic travel campaign, “Dekho Apna Desh”, where the people travelling to 15 Indian destinations by 2020 are to be rewarded by the ministry. The spread of Covid-19 might have affected travel, but the ministry is nevertheless keeping the spirit of tourism alive.

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