Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country which has bagged the Best Tourism State National Award since three consecutive years. Madhya Pradesh Tourism was conferred the Hall of Fame Award in New Delhi on the 27th September 2017. The award was given by the President Shri Ramnath Kovind at a grand ceremony organized at VigyanBhavan to Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, Chairman of State Tourism Development Corporation Shri TapanBhoumik and Secretary Tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao. The award carries a trophy and a citation. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Information Technology Shri K.J. Alphons was also present on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh has bagged 10 awards simultaneously on the occasion of World Tourism Day today. The State bagged the Most Innovative Tourist Product award for ‘Hanuwantiya Jal Mahotsav’ and Best State for Adventure Tourism. While Chanderi was adjudged the Best Heritage City, the Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station award went to Ujjain Railway Station and Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination of India was awarded to Khargone. The English Coffee Table Book published by M.P Tourism Board won national award for Excellence in Publishing.
Similarly, Madhya Pradesh also received the national award for Film Promotion Policy in Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union Territory. The Hindi brochure published by Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Simhastha 2016 has bagged national award for Excellence in Publishing in Hindi. Best Wildlife Guide national award was bagged by Shri Saib Khan of Pachmarhi.
Today happens to be the most important day for Madhya Pradesh Tourism as it bagged 10 prestigious awards at a grand ceremony in New Delhi. It may be noted that Madhya Pradesh Tourism has bagged national awards for the third consecutive year in the field of tourism. Madhya Pradesh Tourism was awarded in 5 categories last year and 6 in the year before last.
It may be noted that Madhya Pradesh is home to amazing tourist sites, 3 world heritage sites, 2 jyotirlingas, historical and religious heritage sites, eco-tourism, national parks etc. that can mesmerize any tourist. Managing Director of M.P. State Tourism Corporation Smt. Chavi Bharadwaj, Additional Managing Director Dr. Shrikant Pandey, Executive Director Shri O.V. Choudhury and other officers were also present on the occasion.