21 January, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday expressed concern over the functioning of government’s departments in isolation and stressed on coordination among the departments of Central and State governments.
He was delivering the inaugural address on a three-day National Conference of Central and State Ministers and Secretaries of Tourism, Culture and Sports at Kutch in Gujarat today through video- conferencing.
The Prime Minister asked the participants to share their best practices to solve the outstanding problems. He asked the Departments to chalk out a blue-print to channelize the youth power for the betterment of the country and the world.
He said, digital movement in the nation is going on and the youth are at the core of this. He said, the youth have also given strength to Swachh Bharat Mission.
Prime Minister called for an institutional arrangement to enable excellence in sports as every government wants to popularise sports. The Prime Minister said, India has a lot more in sports than just cricket for which there is a need to map sports persons at District level to identify talents.
He said a conducive environment is very important for sports and mere provision of infrastructure is not enough.
On tourism, he said, India is blessed with huge potential and this can draw the world to India. He said, everything ranging from the varieties of music and food is a part of India cultural heritage which have to be put across to the globe.
The Prime Minister said, each state should pick at least five destinations and create world class tourism infrastructure.