Kohima, December 6: Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons was all praises for the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Nagaland by terming the state as ‘God’s own paradise.’
The Union Minister was here attending the ongoing Hornbill festival and also inaugurated the Rhododendron Resort in the forests of Kisama village. He appreciated the hospitality offered to him and said such hospitality and warm welcome cannot be witnessed anywhere in the world.
Rhododendron Resort under #SwadeshDarshanScheme a flagship program of @tourismgoi has been inaugurated by @alphonstourism Union Minister @tourismgoi. The resort is the first project in #Nagaland under the scheme; for improving infrastructure to boost tourism and economic growth. pic.twitter.com/mees8Af2hC
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) December 5, 2018
Expressing joy to be part of the festival he said that he always had a desire to attend the festival which is the pride of the nation and the state represented everything about the country – colour, music, food, dance and textiles.
— Alphons KJ (@alphonstourism) December 5, 2018
Alphons also said that the Rhododendron Resort has been constructed with an investment of Rs 97 crore from the Rs 197 crore sanctioned by the Central Government for two tourism projects in the State.
Stressing on the part that Tourism was the future of Northeast, including Nagaland, the Government of India has sanctioned an amount of Rs 1,351 crore for the region, which would be the ‘window of the east and primary focus of the Look East’.