Rajasthan – the land of kings and colors, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, for both domestic and international tourists. Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture with its slogan “Padharo mhare desh’. Now, once again the state is ready to boost its tourism and attract tourists through the ‘Night Sky Tourism’, which was officially launched on thrusday at a small ceremony at the Secretariat Lawns .
During the launch, The Chief Guest, Minister Art & Culture, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. B.D. Kalla said that the Night Sky tourism with the help of telescopes and other such astronomy equipment will give a fillip to night tourism in the State. It is indeed a heartening step as the pandemic wanes and tourism as well as art and culture activities pick up again. The visiting tourists, both foreign and domestic will stand to benefit from this facility, he added.
Visitors can now admire the heavenly bodies.
The Guest of Honour, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan, Shri Niranjan Arya in the event said, that the celestial bodies looked so much different through the telescope. With the advancement in astronomy equipment including high-powered telescopes, it will now be possible for the visitors to admire the heavenly bodies.
Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan, Ms. Mugdha Sinha also lauded government’s initiative to start up night tourism after the lockdown. Using new astronomical technology the people of Jaipur have the opportunity to see the night sky, stars, planets, the moon and much more, he said. This initiative will ensure that Jaipur becomes known for science and technological advancements along with history and heritage, he added.
The programme was organised by Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan in collaboration with Department of Art and Culture, Government of Rajasthan and supported by Jawahar Kala Kendra. Meanwhile during the launch, the officers and staff of the Secretariat observed the stars through the telescope.