Tourism promotes interactions, removes misgivings: Mehbooba
Srinagar, Jan 14 : Terming tourism as one of the best means to promote dialogue, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that it gives ample opportunities to people to know each other better and closely.
Interacting with a group of tourists on the side-lines of a three-day Snow festival at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg last evening, the Chief Minister said that tourism promotes interactions at people’s level, removes misgivings and creates bonds of amity among sections of societies.
That is why, she said, every tourist visit to the State is a step towards peace.
Ms Mehbooba asked the guests not to get carried away be what they see on the television but come to experience the truth on their own.
She said the impression about the State would improve consequentially with more and more tourist arrivals as they would be judging the place for themselves rather than relying on newsroom discussions of some news channels.