Puri: In order to promote tourism in the state, on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, the Puri district administration has set up special arrangements for the visitors here at the Pilgrim City.
On this day, the officials and staffers of the district administration not only extended a warm welcome to the tourists but also gave it a traditional touch. The visitors were welcomed into the city (at the railway station) with the application of sindoor (vermilion) and were given roses.
Ghoda Nacha (Horse Dance), a popular folk dance forms of Odisha specially performed by aboriginal fishermen tribes like the Keot(Kaibarta), was also being performed in order to please the tourists.
Besides, the safety and security of the locals and tourists visiting the Puri sea beach were also kept as a priority.
World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September. This year for the first time India will be hosting World Tourism Day which has the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all’.