Stressing on the need for changing negative perception about Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday said tourist in J&K are as safe as they are in any other part of India.
Governor, according to an official spokesperson, said this during the inauguration of the three-day Kashmir Autumn FAM (Familiarisation) Tour-2018 at the SKICC, Srinagar on Thursday. This FAM tour has been organized by the tourism department, Kashmir.
Welcoming the guests from the tour and travel sector who have come from all over India to participate in this familiarisation tour programme, the governor observed that tourists are as safe in J&K as they are in any other part of India. He exhorted the participants to encourage visitors to visit the state and experience its natural beauty and warm hospitality of the people.
Governor observed that the central government is making every possible effort for ushering Kashmir into an era of peace and rapid development and noted that Kashmir is witnessing a shift towards normalcy which he said is evident from the incident free and peaceful conduct of polling during the urban local bodies elections in the state.
Governor stressed the need to change negative perception of Kashmir and urged every stakeholder to help create a conducive atmosphere for encouraging enhanced tourist arrivals in the state.
Nor'Azam Mohammad, Deputy High Commissioner of Malaysia to India; Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to Governor; RigzinSamphel Secretary Tourism; PD Tshering, Chief Post Master General, J&K; Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; TasaduqJeelani, Director Tourism, Aziz Hajini, Secretary JKAACL, SulaimanSuip Director Tourism Malaysia, and distinguished guests from across the country were present on the occasion.
A special cover on this Familiarisation Tour by the India Post was released by the governor.