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Bengal showcases Durga Puja to attract tourists

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

West Bengal today launched a two-day event here showcasing the state's unique Durga Puja festivities and tourism spots to attract visitors during the festival season.

"Tourism sector has been given high priority since the new government took charge in the state and several steps are being undertaken to boost the sector besides organising road shows," said Bengal's Tourism Minister Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury at the event.

Seeking private participation in tourism projects, Principal Resident Commissioner Bhaskar Khulbe said the state has proposed mega projects in the sector on the public-private participation model.

The show also displayed colourful and exquisite handicrafts from the state.

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First Published: Sat, August 31 2013. 21:25 IST