Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of India's 73rd Independence Day drew attention to the importance of the tourism industry in India and how it can be accentuated. "Price rise in India is now under control. We need to promote tourism in India. We must empower the economy through our efforts", he said.
"We need to respect wealth creators in India because if wealth is not created, how will it be distributed? And if it is not distributed how will it benefit the poor in the country?", he further added
Prime Minister Narendra Modi further urged the citizens of the country to visit at least fifteen tourist destinations within India by 2022 saying that there is a 'huge' scope to improve in the country's tourism sector. Addressing the nation from the Red fort, he said that India has a variety of services to offer and if domestic tourism increases then the international footfalls will increase too.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people on Thursday to visit at least 15 tourist destinations within India by 2022, saying there is a "huge" scope to improve India's tourism sector.
"I know people travel abroad for holidays but can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations across India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom," the PM said.
Requesting people to visit Indian destinations even if there are no hotels or infrastructure, PM Modi said, "The visits would boost tourism in these areas and automatically lead to better facilities. Stating that the time has come to boost exports, the Prime Minister said, "Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is Zero Defect, Zero Effect," he said.
This is PM Modi's first Independence Day speech after winning a magnificent mandate in elections 2019. The BJP won a huge mandate in the Lok Sabha Polls 2019. The nation gave a clear verdict to the NDA. With counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections,the NDA won 353 seats. The 2019 elections saw high-octane electric campaigning from both sides as the BJP went hammer and tongs, expressing confidence at each turn that it would not only repeat but also better its tally of 282 votes from five years earlier, whereas the Congress and other Opposition parties, also campaigned heavily though without being able to make any convincing show of unity.