Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday said that in India's year of G20 presidency, India is getting 'ready like the world' and the world is getting 'ready like India'.
New Delhi: Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday said that in India's year of G20 presidency, India is getting 'ready like the world' and the world is getting 'ready like India'. Jaishankar made the statement after inaugurating the renovated 'Swarna Haveli' in Delhi's Chandni Chowk. The mansion has been renovated by former Union Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel. The External Affairs Minister stayed there for over an hour and visited all three floors of the haveli. During this, he also watched a 'Kathak' dance performance along with other guests and enjoyed the food of Chandni Chowk.
"Tourism most powerful remunerative industry"
Jaishankar said, "Every citizen of this beautifully diverse country should take pride in their heritage and preserve it." “Promoting our culture and heritage, generating tourism and expanding employment, go hand-in-hand,” he said. “Tourism is the most powerful remunerative industry in the world today and the largest economy in the world today,” the External Affairs Minister asserted. There is also a more employment-friendly industry."
"It took four years to restore 'Swarna Haveli'
Talking about the renovation of the haveli, Goyal said that it took him four years to renovate the 'Swarna Haveli'. The biggest challenge during the renovation was to keep the haveli intact, as the haveli was going down due to its weight. He said this kind of restoration and heritage work requires 'passion, money and patience'. "The government is very serious about heritage, tourism, restoration and conservation," Goyal said. He said that he has requested the Prime Minister for the development and renovation of the entire Chandni Chowk.
Vijay Goel, who is also the chairman of Heritage India Foundation, further said that both the state and central governments should work together to promote tourism in Chandni Chowk and develop the area, especially for cleanliness, safety and preventing unauthorized constructions. should do.