Namsai: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, on Sunday, said that the state government is putting all efforts to make Arunachal Pradesh a major tourist destination in the country.
“Arunachal has all the required potential to become a tourist hotspot, especially for adventure tourism, and the state government is accordingly giving all efforts to boost the same,” Mein said.
The deputy chief minister was at the Kongmukham (Golden Pagoda) here to flag-in the ‘Honda Sunchasers-2021’ bike expedition. The ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign of the Tourism Ministry should get more impetus, he said.
“The campaign can help us highlight the virgin spots of the state and attract more tourists,” he added.
The ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry to showcase various tourism assets and products of the country to create awareness among the stakeholders and citizens.
Mein said there is no lack of tourist places in Arunachal as the state is blessed with scenic beauties, diverse cultures, delicious cuisines and bio-diversity.
“Inter-states travel will strengthen brotherhood, bring us closer to one another and allow us to know each other well through cultural exchange. It will further strengthen the spirit of nationalism and oneness in the longer run,” he said.
The deputy chief minister further exuded confidence that the Honda Sunchasers-2021 bike expedition will boost and help promote the state’s tourism and attract more adventure lovers to explore the pristine state.
He lauded the effort and initiative of the state’s department of tourism and Honda Motorcycles for organizing the mega bike expedition in the state.
“I am thankful to the Ministry of Tourism, and the state’s department of tourism for sponsoring and conducting the bike expedition in eastern Arunachal as this part of the state is little known to the tourists and needs more promotion,” Mein said.
The first edition of Honda Sunchasers-2021 –‘H’ness Quest for the Land of the Rising Sun’ was earlier flagged off from Ruksin in East Siang district on March 09.
The 7-day expedition was aimed at promoting Arunachal as one of the finest motorcycle riding destinations of the country.
In all, 15 renowned auto journalists led by Himalayan Motorsports Association president Vijay Parmar and his team traversed through Pasighat, Bomjir, Tezu (Parsuram Kund), Miao, Namdhapa and Pangsau Pass covering a total distance of 800 km during the expedition before it finally culminated at Namsai on Sunday.
Among others, the flag-in ceremony was attended by legislators Chau Zingnu Namchoom and Jummum Ete Deori, Namsai deputy commissioner R K Sharma, SP D W Thungon, Venerable Vimalatissa Bhikkhu, the abbot of Golden Pagoda Monastery and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India director (sales and marketing) Yadvinder Singh Guleria.