Tuesday, July 30, 2013

State team gauges tourism potential in Fazilka

Praful Chander Nagpal

Fazilka, July 29
A state-level committee of the Department of Tourism, Punjab, visited Fazilka district to explore the possibilities of rural tourism here. The team comprising Vidya B Kumar, Executive Director, Punjab Heritage and Tourism Board, Department of Tourism, Punjab, brigadier (retd) Charanjeet Singh and Project Manager Alka conducted a survey to identify different places of interest to visitors to convert them into tourists spots in Fazilka district.

The team visited the area following a proposal sent by the general secretary, Graduates Welfare Association, Fazilka, (GWAF), Navdeep Asija.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Border Security Force (BSF), AK Sharma also accompanied the team.

The team first visited the sensitive border village of Mohar Jamsher, which is known for its different topography as it is surrounded on three sides by Pakistan and is cut off by the Sutlej river on the Indian side.

The team members were surprised to see the antique pieces lying at the century-old Goal Kothi (Virasat Bhawan) which was constructed for the recreation of British women in 1913.

They also visited the Asafwala War Memorial and the Sadiqi joint check-post

The team members also collected the statistics and met the activists of NGOs who are engaged in spreading the message of rich culture of this belt.

The leader of the team, Vidya B Kumar, said that there was potential for tourism in this border belt and a number of rural places can be developed. as tourist points.

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