PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that some western forces tried to create distorted image of Goa before this world.
Sawant was addressing the gathering on the occasion of inauguration of Geetamrutam.
“Some western forces tried to create distorted image of Goa; We all together- Govt & people are now trying to get that cultured face of Goa before world,” said Sawant.
He further said that Goa will come to be known as Dakshin Kashi in future and that his government endeavours to make Goa a prominent destination for wellness tourism.
“My government’s endeavor is to make Goa a prominent destination for wellness tourism. Goa is drawing up plans to become a prime Ayurveda and wellness tourism hub,” said Sawant.
He further said that the state is eager to harness the benefits of the Ayush visa, announced by the Prime Minister recently, to develop tourism, health and wellness centres and make Goa as the best in the health tourism sector.
Dr Sawant said medical and wellness tourism will be ramped up in the state by involving all ayurvedic doctors and practitioners, besides setting up exclusive health and wellness centres on the lines of primary health centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs).
“The positive impact created by WAC in its previous editions is going to repeat here too. The event will set a good platform for students, stakeholders, practitioners and experts to learn and exchange views and ideas,” he added.