SRINAGAR J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed Thursday said tourism is the backbone of the state economy and urged upon all stakeholders to explore opportunities and create a complete pilgrimage circuit.
Inaugurated the All India Devotional Song Competition as a part of Navratra Festival 2018 at Yog Ashram Complex Katra, Ahmed, who was also Chief Guest on the occasion, said that the consistent efforts of the Shrine Board have placed the holy town of Katra on the world map as an important destination.
Pilgrims visiting the holy Katra Shrine can be connected to various other places/temples which are still hidden gems in adjoining areas of the state to offer a holistic pilgrim tour across Udhampur, Doda, Kishtwar and other districts, Ahmad said.
Tourism in J&K can be explored in various specialties such as Pilgrim Tourism, Wellness Tourism, Adventure Tourism and much more to realise its true potential. Besides, offering a travel experience like none-other-state to millions of visitors each year will create more employment opportunities for the people of J&K.
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