Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a 10-day tourism package that aims to connect young Gujaratis living outside with the culture, industry, linguistics and arts of their native state and to strengthen their bonds with it.
Minister of State for Non-Resident Gujarati (NRG) Division Pradeepsinh Jadeja said: “This is a novel initiative to connect non-resident Gujaratis living across the country with their home state. The state wants them to know about their cultural, social, industrial, and linguistic heritage. A 10-days package for youths aged between 18 and 26 has been thus planned.”
The special policy in this regard will be implemented from this fiscal, as per which there will be package tours for 25 youths who will witness during their visit industrial growth and development of Gujarat, see cultural heritage spots, historic monuments, and other tourist places.
They will also know about the state’s language, handicraft and culinary art, meet experts and dignitaries related to education and culture.
There will be two such tour packages every year. Two of the 10 days will be reserved for attending workshops related to the tour.
The Minister said the package expenses will be borne entirely by the Gujarat government.
However, the transportation expenses from other states to Gujarat will be borne by the respective group or institution.
The youths intending to avail of the package tour should be registered with the states concerned. There will also be a competition at the end of the workshops to encourage participants who will be asked to give their feedback.