Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated that Kashmir is becoming a place of attraction for not only the Indian filmmakers, but filmmakers across the globe. The reason for this is the pristine beauty of the union territory. The reputation of the UT as the favorite of the international filmmakers community will bring employment opportunities. The Union Minister made these remarks at the 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting. The meeting was held on Monday, May 22.
The union minister also spoke to the attendants at the ‘Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation’. The event was also a part of the 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir. The minster stated that the youth of Kashmir is aspirational and driven. They can understand the opportunities that the prime minister of the country is providing them.
Meanwhile, Talking about the significance of the meeting, the minister remarked that this is the best thing happening in Jammu and Kashmir. He asserted that these events will help in the enrichment of the state. He added that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Territory will become the most economically viable film destination. The natural beauty of the state is a significant factor towards the profitability of the destination.
Union Minister, G Kishan Reddy also spoke in favour of the destination at the event. He believes that they can make India into a one stop destination for film production. The country already has a variety of beautiful locations for filmimg. The people of the country are highly talented technicians. The country offers state of the art post production facilities.
The revival of the film tourism sector is one of the most important aims of the government of the country. Accordingly, Film tourism will contribute significantly to the overall tourism sector of the country. With this, Minister Reddy spoke about the success of the film industry as India brought home two oscars. One for the song Naatu Naatu and the other for the documentary elephant whisperers.