Madhya Pradesh Tourism was conferred the Hall of Fame Award in New Delhi on the September 27, 2017. The award was given by President Ramnath Kovind at a grand ceremony organized at Vigyan Bhavan to Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Surendra Patwa, Chairman of State Tourism Development Corporation Tapan Bhoumik and Secretary Tourism Hariranjan Rao.
The award carries a trophy and a citation. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Information Technology K.J. Alphons was also present on the occasion.
The State bagged the Most Innovative Tourist Product award for 'Hanuwantiya Jal Mahotsav' and Best State for Adventure Tourism. While Chanderi was adjudged the Best Heritage City, the Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station award went to Ujjain Railway Station and Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination of India was awarded to Khargone. The English Coffee Table Book published by M.P Tourism Board won national award for Excellence in Publishing.
Similarly, Madhya Pradesh also received the national award for Film Promotion Policy in Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union Territory. The Hindi brochure published by Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Simhastha 2016 has bagged national award for Excellence in Publishing in Hindi. Best Wildlife Guide national award was bagged by Saib Khan of Pachmarhi.
Madhya Pradesh Tourism has bagged national awards for the third consecutive year in the field of tourism. Madhya Pradesh Tourism was awarded in five categories last year and six in the year before last.
Madhya Pradesh is home to amazing tourist sites, three world heritage sites, two jyotirlingas, historical and religious heritage sites, eco-tourism, national parks etc. that can mesmerize any tourist. (ANI)