Books are valuable treasures: Omar
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Apr 27: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today highlighted the importance of books as valuable treasures of history, culture, heritage and literature.
“Books provide vast canvas of multi-pronged literary, introductory, informative, educative and learning material to a reader and enrich knowledge about multifaceted aspects of life, people, area and civilization”, he maintained.
Addressing a function after releasing ‘Ladakh-Travel-History-Culture’, he said the book was more than a traveler’s guide or visitors advisory. “It covers all aspects of life in Ladakh, its fauna, flora, geography, history and culture in a peculiar and artistic fashion”.
Omar said his government had flagged preservation and propagation of state’s rich culture and heritage as an important area. “Our strategy is to fine tune the tourism development activities with the cultural affinity of the area”, he said adding that with the promotion of tourism measures were being taken to take every care for show casing the vast heritage of the State.
Omar hoped that the book on Ladakh would prove highly beneficial for the tourists as well as students to know all about Ladakh and its history and culture.
The Tourism Minister, Nawang Rigzin Jora said the book had dealt in detail about various aspects of Ladakh and would prove a comprehensive and informative work of the authors who have taken nine years to compile the details and publish in a form of a valuable book.
The Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani said such books play an important role in promoting tourism and enriching the knowledge of people about particular areas and the people living there.
CM’s advisors, Mubarak Gul and Devender Singh Rana were also present on the occasion.
At another function, the chief minister awarded players during the final of J&K Police Martyrs T-20 Cricket tournament.
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