Punjab to pen down cultural policy with a focus on film tourism

Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister of Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, recently presided over a brainstorming meeting with the prominent personalities of art, literary and cultural sectors at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. The meeting aimed to connect youth with the rich heritage of Punjab, preserving Punjabi culture and giving a boost to the tourism sector in the state.

After carefully listening to the viewpoints and suggestions put forwarded by all eminent personalities, the Minister assured that these would be incorporated in a strong cultural policy to be formulated soon. He also exhorted all to be the standard bearers in raising a robust cultural movement in the state.

Showcasing Punjab as an ideal spot for the shooting of Hindi films, Sidhu said that, keeping in view this aspect as well as to give a boost to film tourism, a film city would be constructed in the state. The minister, underlining the importance of culture and tourism sectors, stated that rich and glorious cultural heritage can go a long way in popularising tourism sphere.

He elaborated that Sri Durbar Sahib, Amritsar witnesses one lakh devotees on daily basis, so a circuit would be constructed to bolster religious tourism where all the religious places would be connected and top class arrangements would be made for the devotees. He also added that Punjab has scores of historical forts, memorials which would be made tourist destinations by forming their circuits.