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There is a growing interest in the world towards heritage tourism in India, says President of India, Ms. Droupadi Murmu, addressing the Joint Sitting of Two Houses of Parliament.

The President of India, Ms. Droupadi Murmu, highlighted the government's efforts over the past decade to enhance tourism, pilgrimage destinations, and historical sites while addressing a joint session of Parliament today. Emphasizing tourism's role in youth employment, she noted the significant increase in domestic and foreign tourists visiting India. The President attributed this growth to India's rising global stature, improved connectivity, and infrastructure development, particularly in the North-east and islands like Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep. She underscored the focus on developing pilgrimage sites and historical landmarks, making them more accessible and attracting global interest in India's heritage tourism. With millions visiting iconic sites like Kashi, Mahakaal, and Kedar Dham, she highlighted the extensive facilities expansion across India. Additionally, the government aims to position India as a premier destination for meetings and exhibitions, with initiatives like Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi, foreseeing tourism as a significant employment contributor in the future.

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