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Act East: Shah and Dr Jitendra Singh launched Destination North East 2020

By IndianMandarins- 28 Sep 2020


Coinciding with World Tourism Day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday inaugurated Destination North East 2020, a four-day festival to promote and showcase the region’s tourism, culture, heritage and business.

The inauguration took place through video conferencing and was attended by Union Minister for Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh and the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Emerging Delightful Destinations’ and will be a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Stressing on the need for peace in the once strife-torn region in order to promote tourism and investment, Shah said since 2014 steps taken by the Centre have helped replace violence with development.

Shah mentioned the Centre’s Act East Policy, which aims to open the Northeast region for trade and tourism with South East Asia and listed the initiatives taken in the past six years for development and connectivity in the region.


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