PANAJI: Goa Tourism swept the national tourism awards 2022, which were announced on 27.9.2022 at a glittering function in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Goa Tourism bagged four prestigious National Tourism Awards in various categories.
Goa Tourism was awarded
1) National Tourism Awards 2022: Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination in India Calangute village (Category C)
2) National Tourism Award for National Tourism Hall of fame. (Category Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.
3) National Tourism Awards Most innovative use of information Technology-social media / Mobile App website for developing and successfully operating a fully indigenous mobile taxi app hailing system in Goa for goamiles in the true spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
4) National Tourism Award in the category of Devotion to Duty Awarded to four lifeguards of Goa tourism agency Drishti life saving, namely Shashikant Jadhav, M Gulablal, Ramesh Gaonkar and Nitesh Chendekar
The above National Tourism Awards were accepted by Shri. Rohan Khaunte, Hon. Minister for Tourism & IT, Govt. of Goa and Shri. Nikhil Desai, IAS, Director of Tourism Govt. of Goa at the hands of Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri Jagdeep Dhankar in the presence of Hon Union Tourism Minister Shri J Kishan Reddy and Hon Union Minister of state for tourism Shri Ajay Bhatt and Secretary Tourism Govt of India Shri Arvind Singh.
Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Tourism & IT, said that Goa Tourism has embarked on a remarkable journey to position Goa as a premier tourism destination in India and of the world and added that such prestigious awards recognise the hard work, dedication and efforts of the entire team from goa tourism and these recognitions shall continue to inspire us to excel in this sector. He added that goa tourism shall ensure comprehensive development of basic facilities and upgrade the Tourism infrastructure, and efforts shall be made to develop responsible and sustainable Tourism in Goa. he also complimented Tourism stakeholders in Goa for extending support to Goa Tourism and providing warm hospitality for the visiting tourists in the true spirit of Atithi Devo Bhava. He also thanked Hon PM Narendra Modi, HOn union tourism minister J Kishan Reddy, Hon MoS Tourism Shri Shripad Naik and Shri Ajay Bhatt and Hon Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant for their continued support and encouragement without which this achievement would not be possible.