Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday urged photographers and videographers of the state to document the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the state and show it to the world to promote tourism.
Inaugurating an exhibition put up by the Arunachal Photography Club (APC) at the Civil Secretariat here to commemorate the World Photography Day, Khandu said tourism is one sector that can change the economy of the Himalayan state.
He said there is no better way to lure tourists than a professional portrayal of the state's unique culture and places through pictures and videos.
"You can become leading promoters of tourism while archiving the rich culture and scenic beauty of the state," Khandu told the photographers.
Reminding the Prime Minister's call to everyone to visit once a year at least 15 destinations within the country, while specifically mentioning the North East, Khandu said it would boost tourism like never before in the region.
"Despite being indigenous to the state, many of us do not know much about other tribes and places. I congratulate members of APC, who are voluntarily spreading awareness and bridging the gaps through their creative works," Khandu said.
He assured the government's support and cooperation to the endeavours of the APC in promoting Arunachal as a sought after destination.
Inaugurating the APC website which is still under construction, he said it would provide a platform for both amateur and professional photographers of the state to not only showcase their works to the world but also earn by selling their works worldwide.
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