Inner Mongolia beckons
Enhancing exchanges on India-China relations, the Inner Mongolia Culture & Tourism Festival in Delhi aimed to attract tourists to the region of northern China.
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Inner Mongolia, autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, organised the Inner Mongolia Culture and Tourism Festival as part of the ongoing Chinese New Year festivities. in Inner Mongolia, Shi Mo, Deputy General Secretary, People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, introduced the guests while Ai Lihua, Vice Chairman, People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Zhu Xiaohong, Cultural Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in India presented the welcome remarks.
On the occasion, He Zhiliang, Director of Department of Culture and Tourism, Inner Mongolia Autonomous time we have come to India to promote Inner Mongolia province. We are trying to promote the culture of Inner Mongolia by showcasing it through an art performance by ‘Anda Union’. I hope the Indian audience will like this event and visit Inner Mongolia.”
Representing the travel trade, Chitra Bhatia, General Secretary, OTOAI and Rajeev Sabharwal, EC Member, OTOAI were also present at the event. A cooperation agreement was also signed between Zhong Xin International Travel Company and Delhi-based Pettitts India Tours.
Zhiliang stated the objective behind the event was to familiarise the Indian market about Inner Mongolia. He mentioned, “Very few Indians know about the province and its culture. Both India and China share a very cordial relationship for tourism and both of them are old civilisations. After last year’s meeting between India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart, Xi Jinping, both the governments have agreed to enhance the people to people contact and we believe that provincially, we will play a major role in this sector.”
He Zhiliang Director of Department of Culture and Tourism, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region