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The meeting is the first significant international event in Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019. Earlier, the delegates were accorded a warm welcome as they arrived in Srinagar for the meeting. The three-day G20 Summit, from May 22-24 G20 will focus on five key priority areas: Green Tourism, Digitalization, Skills, MSMEs and Destination Management.
Delegates at the Tourism Working Group Meeting
Delegates at the Tourism Working Group MeetingGKWEBTV

Security heightened in Srinagar for G20 meeting

The security measures have been heightened in Srinagar as the city is all set to host the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting, which will start on Monday.   For this three-day G20 Summit, from May 22-24, Kashmir is under a three-tier security grid for aerial surveillance drone monitoring is put in place National Security Guard (NSG) and MARCOS commandos are being deployed around the venue Jammu and Kashmir Police's special operation group (SOG) will be deployed at several places to give security cover to prevent from any terror incident.

Delegates arrive in Srinagar amid tight security

Delegates on their way to the venue after landing in Srinagar
Delegates on their way to the venue after landing in SrinagarGK photo

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J&K ready to welcome delegates

Delegates accorded warm welcome at Srinagar airport


Traditional welcome accorded to G20 delegates on their arrival at SKICC

G20 Tourism Working Group Meet in Srinagar: Spain, Singapore, Mauritius to discuss film tourism

As Srinagar is decked up to host the third Tourism Working Group Meeting of G20 members on Monday, seven countries, including Spain, Singapore, and Mauritius are discussing film tourism in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Spain, Singapore, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and India are among seven countries to discuss the global perspective of film tourism, as well as, its economic benefits and impact in J-K. The side event on 'Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation' is part of the mega third Tourism Working Group Meeting to be organized at Srinagar between May 22-24.

Actor Ram Charan arrives in Srinagar

Actor Ram Charan arrived at Srinagar airport to attend the first side event on "Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation" of the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group meeting.

Actor Ram Charan arrives at Srinagar airport
Actor Ram Charan arrives at Srinagar airportDIPR

Actor Ram Charan dances to the tunes of 'Naatu Naatu' song from RRR movie

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Science & Technology, GOI remarked about the many iconic films shot in the picturesque valley of Kashmir

He said that the majestic mountains, verdant valleys, the culture and mystic of Jammu and Kashmir makes it an ideal destination for film tourism.

We expect around 20 million tourists to visit J&K this year: Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Chief Coordinator, G20 Presidency-India

G20 Delegates enjoying Shikara ride on the tranquil waters of the Dal lake

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