SIKKIM ALSO BAGS ‘BEST STATE AWARD FOR COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM’ AND ‘BEST STATE AWARD IN CAMPAIGN CLEAN INDIA’
GANGTOK, 29 Feb [IPR]: Sikkim has bagged the Most Innovative and Unique Tourism Project Award 2010-11 for the vision and construction of world class Pilgrimage cum Cultural Tourism Complex (Siddesvara Dham) at Solophok, Namchi in South Sikkim. The award was presented by the President of India, Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at a befitting function organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, today.
Sikkim also bagged the Best State Award for Comprehensive Development of Tourism 2010-11 for the initiative taken by the State government in the development of tourism infrastructure and for the overall development of tourism in the state.
Further, Sikkim also bagged the Best State in Campaign Clean India 2010-11 award for the state government’s initiatives in maintaining a clean and green Sikkim, efficient garbage management and disposal, health and hygiene, green mission and maintaining the environment and biodiversity of the state. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has launched the Campaign Clean India and Sikkim was declared the Best State for its efforts in keeping its tourist destination neat and clean and for the overall cleanliness of the state.
It may be mentioned that the National Tourism Awards are sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.