Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places but severe antagonism between the state and its people have made life difficult in Kashmir.
Tourism has always been a significant industry in Jammu and Kashmir, contributing enormously to the states economy and providing employment to a large number of people. Its observed that a majority of Kashmiris want peace. Its one of the safest place to visit, even though sometimes the streets are filled with protestors, people always treat tourists with dignity. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.
Tourism in Kashmir offers a wide array of places to see, but lack of basic infrastructure in some places hinders the ability to go and visit them. Tourism is the life line of the state and all possible efforts need to be undertaken to retain, maintain and sustain it. The industry provides employment for a large number of people. This business can only flourish if there is peace and tranquility in the state. Peace can be achieved by sincerely addressing the grievances of the people.
I believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to cooperate with the government as well as the Army and other security personnel in fighting terror to bring peace to the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Good governance and good policies should address the problem as well.
Tourism is the engine of economic growth. It helps in empowering women and provides employment opportunities. This day help us to spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits Universal accessibility has immense benefits and can bring people closer. We need to realise the importance of tourism to global well-being. It is continuously growing and developing economic sectors worldwide. It has become the main source of income ?for various developing and third world countries. In Kashmir, it can be used to educate outsiders and broaden their perception.
Every time we travel, for whatever reason, we are part of a global movement; a movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, create jobs and build the sustainable societies we want for our future. Perhaps every citizen can do the role of city ambassadors and play courteous hosts. Each one of us is responsible for contributing our bit to protecting the natural resources of our planet.
We live in a country that others dream of visiting. Cant we help them by giving them the right directions, providing authentic fares, uniform pricing and respect the personal space of tourists by maintaining basic facilities that we ourselves are comfortable using. We must remember that tourism is an ever-evolving and thriving industry that contributes to the economic well-being of every nation and generates lakhs of employment opportunities. Let us take adequate steps to protect and preserve the flora and fauna, the historical monuments and heritage sites of this great state.
Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit
Ahmedabad 380 015