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Odisha to organize month long Konark Sun city festival similar to Rann of Kutch: Naveen

Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (UNI) Odisha Tourism deparment will organise a month long
mega event titled The Konark Sun City Festival similar to the Rann of Kutch in
Gujarat to position Odisha Tourism in global arena,Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
said here today.
The objective of organizing such event is to convert Konark from a day hopping
destination to a destination for 2 to 3 days,Mr.Patnaik said while inaugurating the
third edition of Odisha Travel Bazar (OTB).
Aptly called India’s best kept secret Odisha has been consistently ranked among
Indian’s top third investment destination over the last 15 years generating
employment and contributing to the economy, the chief minister said.
The strength of Odisha, Mr.Patnaik said lies with the rich cultural legacy. Products
like Eco Tourism , Heritage Tourism and event Tourism have gained momentum .
He said with a slew of international sporting event, the state has established sports
tourism as niche tourism product adding that endowed with some of India’s finest
eco-tourism hotspots such as Chilika lagoon, Similipal, Bhitarkanika, Satksoia and
Debrigarh, the state has witnessed the growth in tourism arrival which is a positive
sign for the state, he said.
The Odisha Travel Bazar which kick started today is being organized by Federation
of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the state Tourism
department
The chief minister said Odisha Tourism has made convergence with Forest
Department to promote eco-tourism as 37 per cent of State’s total geographical
territory is forest.
Similarly, the Shamuka Special Tourism project, a flagship tourism project of
Odisha Tourism, is expected to see development shortly.
Considering the state’s rich Buddhist heritage, efforts are being taken to position
Odisha among international Buddhist destinations,” he added.
State Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, said the government is trying
hard to position Odisha as the preferred tourist destination of the country.
The state participated in many national, international events and road shows to
increase the visibility of tourism potential of the state.
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