World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 every year. This date was chosen as the Constitution of the World Tourism Organization was accepted on this day in 1970. On this global day, Indian leaders have urged the youth to explore India and its diverse cultural heritage. Chief Ministers of various states have also invited various people to visit their states. This year, the theme of World Tourism Day is "Tourism and jobs: a better future for all". India is the hosting country for World Tourism Day 2019.
Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India, urged the youth to visit tourist destinations in the country on World Tourism Day. "On #WorldTourismDay2019 I call upon the youth to visit tourist destinations in the country to understand the rich cultural heritage of India. Travelling teaches many things. It introduces us to the diverse cultures of the world," the Vice President tweeted.
"India has many scenic and pilgrimage destinations with relevance to Indian history, culture, mythology and heritage. I urge schools to organize students' visits to monuments, historical places, and archeological sites," he added.
On #WorldTourismDay2019 I call upon the youth to visit tourist destinations in the country to understand the rich cultural heritage of India. Travelling teaches many things. It introduces us to the diverse cultures of the world. pic.twitter.com/eXhnhq7y1w— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) September 27, 2019
Biplab Kumar Deb, the Chief Minister of Tripura, invited everyone to his state - "the hidden gem of northeast". "On #Worldtourismday I convey my warm regards to everyone and invite all to visit #Tripura, the hidden gem of Northeast ! The traditional and cultural heritage, lush greenery, majestic architectures, sky touching hills, Tribal and Bengali cuisines will leave you spellbound!," he tweeted.
He also shared some magnificent photographs from the state.
On #WorldTourismDay I am sharing few magnificent pictures of our State #Tripura with you all.— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) September 27, 2019
I would like to request you all to share pictures of Tripura using #visittripura. #IncredibleTripurapic.twitter.com/P0xMWtnCEX
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also invited people to visit his state and join in the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He also shared a beautiful clip from the state.
On #WorldTourismDay, I invite you to visit Punjab & join us in the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Swaying green & gold fields contrast with vibrant towns & cities dotted with gleaming Gurudwara's that stand proudly in this cradle of Sikh culture & religion. pic.twitter.com/XoFFVnOuYt— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) September 27, 2019
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and other leaders also promoted tourism by sharing beautiful pictures from their states.
On the #WorldTourismDay I extend open invitation to the adventure enthusiasts to visit my home State of Arunachal Pradesh and do cycling in the lap of pristine nature. Let us all commit to keep our surrounding clean and make #FitIndiaMovement a people's movement. pic.twitter.com/elVxKY6K35— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 27, 2019
Experience the rich and diverse culture of Assam replete with beautiful hills, temples, national parks and ancient sculptures.— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) September 27, 2019
On #WorldTourismDay, I invite all to come, explore and discover #AwesomeAssam. pic.twitter.com/mNqHXgnI7a
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Today is #WorldTourismDay. I welcome you all to come and #ExperienceBengal. From the Himalayas to the sea, from the forests in Dooars to the 'Lal Mati' in Paschimanchal, mangroves in Sundarbans to the heritage sites in Gour Banga, come and make memories of a lifetime in #Bangla."