PANAJI: Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said that the Government intends to promote spiritual and cultural tourism along with health and education.
“Apart from this Goa has rich cultural heritage and Government intends to promote spiritual & cultural tourism along with health and education in the State besides focussing on areas which includes, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and sports tourism,” said Khaunte
He further said that Goa has been recognised by the world as the tourist destination. People are attracted towards Goa due to its scenic beauty, nature, its flora and fauna.
The Minister speaking further highlighted the importance of reviving local festivals so as to promote tourism in the state. Organization of this kind of festival will encourage tourists who come down to Goa from all over the world to accustom themselves to our customs, traditions, and daily life.
Khaunte said that the Government strives for the promotion of Tourism in the State and as such we promote local festivities like chikhal kalo , Sao Joao and so on to preserve our own rich cultural heritage.
“The decision to organize this unique Chikhal kalo at the State level in Marcel village is to promote new avenue of tourism in Goa,” he added
Meanwhile, the Minister said Goa is not only confined to beaches and sands Goa is more than this. We are culturally rich and need to be showcased to the world.
“He appreciated the cooperation of the Devasthan Committee for their cooperation in organizing this event. Organization of such events will change the perspective of those who think Goan tourism as sun, sand, and beaches,” Khaunte said