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New Delhi : Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley presented the ‘Letters of Intent’ to seven shortlisted companies under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi, on October 25, 2017.

He also presented certificates to the ‘Best Participating Central Government Ministry and Best Participating State Government’. K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, presided over the function. The Paryatan Parv was organized by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State Governments and Stakeholders October 5 to October 25, 2017. Ministry of Youth Affairs was given the certificate of Best Participating Ministry and M/o DONER was given the Runner Up Certificate. Madhya Pradesh was given the certificate of Best Participating State and Gujarat was given the Runner Up Certificate, according to a PIB release.

In his addressing on the occasion, Jaitley said that the Paryatan Parv is an event to show India’s tourism potential. He said that historical monuments need to be properly maintained and “Adopt a Heritage scheme” is a very good step in this direction.

The ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism was launched on World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017, by the President of India.  Thereafter, Ministry of Tourism invited Private Sector Companies, Public Sector Companies and Corporate individuals to adopt the sites and to take up the responsibility for making our heritage and tourism more sustainable through conservation and development.


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