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MoT organises 4 day Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour

Posted : 06 October 2021 05:20:09 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

MoT organises 4 day Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour

In order to tap the potential of the Buddhist tourism, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has organised a Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour and conference scheduled from 04th October - 08th October 2021. Minister of State for Tourism & Defence Ajay Bhatt flagged off the Buddhist Circuit special Train from Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station. The flag off ceremony was attended by the senior officials of MoT, IRCTC, and other industry stakeholders.

The FAM tour is from Delhi to Delhi covering the visit of prominent Buddhist sites and conferences at Bodhgaya and Varanasi. The event is attended by around 125 delegates including tour operators, hoteliers, media and officials of Ministry of Tourism & State & hospitality sector would be attending the event at Bodhgaya and Varanasi to discuss the key issues with regard to the development and promotion of tourism in the circuit.

Addressing the media at the flag off, Bhat discussed the importance of touring Indian destinations first before experiencing the global destinations as India is home to such great heritage like the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train which covers the destinations Gaya-Bodhgaya, Rajgir-Nalanda in Bihar as well as Sarnath-Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The Minister focused on the importance of domestic tourism for encapsulating the true spirit of the campaign ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.

 Sh. G. Kamala Vardhana Rao ji, Director General, Ministry of Tourism graced the event, during the event while addressing the delegates he focused upon the importance of visiting Bodhgaya & the exceptional life of Lord Buddha & its narration in Indian literary works.

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Tags : MoT, Buddhist Circuit, Importance of Bodhgaya,

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