Indian Ambassadors to 7 countries call on CM
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 17 Oct: Seven Ambassadors of India posted in various countries called on Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at his official residence here today. A number of topics were discussed between the Chief Minister and the Ambassadors on this occasion.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami aid that the cooperation of ambassadors would be taken to promote the ‘One District Two Products’ scheme of the state in these countries. More efforts were needed to make people aware of the local products of Uttarakhand there. He observed that Uttarakhand had many possibilities in the field of tourism, industry and horticulture. The state government is making continuous efforts to promote them.
The Chief Minister urged the ambassadors to inform the officials of the Uttarakhand government about the best practices of the countries in which they were posted. He directed the officials of the Government to make a proper record of the suggestions received in the meetings with ambassadors on various subjects today and tomorrow. The Chief Minister also directed the officers to make an action plan for implementation of these suggestions towards promoting Uttarakhand in other countries.
Dhami claimed that infrastructure and connectivity are expanding rapidly in the state. He suggested to the ambassadors that, in case people from these countries would want to come to Uttarakhand, information related to various products, tourism, local culture and cultural heritage be made available to them. Everyone would be welcomed in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand and all possible help would be provided to them.
On this occasion, the ambassadors suggested that the products and food of the mountainous region of the state ought to be promoted. Along with promoting the products of the state, a proper system for their manufacturing, branding and packaging needed to be worked out. It was further suggested during the meeting that Uttarakhand could be rapidly promoted on the global level in the form of a Yoga and Wellness Tourism hub. Uttarakhand has traditionally been the land of Yoga. By taking training from here, people in different countries are teaching yoga there. More and more people from other countries could take training in yoga in the state, and for this arrangements needed to be made.
Ambassador of India to Sweden, Tanmay Lal; Ambassador of India to Slovenia, Namrata S Kumar; Ambassador of India to Tajikistan, Viraj Singh; Ambassador of India to Panama, Upendra Singh Rawat; Ambassador of India to Brunei, Alok Amitabh; Ambassador of India to Kenya, Namgya Khampa; Ambassador of India to Algeria, Gaurav Ahluwalia; Secretary Dr Pankaj Kumar Pandey and Additional Secretary Nitin Bhadauria were present on the occasion.