Aizawl: The World Tourism Day celebration was held today at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. On this occasion, Reiek village was adjudged the best tourist village in India to receive the gold award. Reiek village is among the five best villages in India to receive the Gold Award.
Tourism Minister Po Robert Romawia Royte received the award from Union Tourism Secretary Vidyavathi on behalf of the village and Mizoram state.
The Best Tourist Village competition was organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the central nodal agency for rural tourism. More than 750 applications were submitted from 315 districts and 31 states of India.
The Best Tourist Village competition was launched on 16 February 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism. Through various stages, 80 best villages were selected in early September.
PowerPoint presentations on the selected villages were shown to the National Evaluation Committee. Video clips were also submitted.
On the basis of performance, 35 best villages were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Rick Village is among the five Gold Award winners in the final selection.
Nine evaluation parameters directly linked to the Sustainable Development Goals were used to determine the award:
Cultural and Natural Resources, Economic Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Governance and Prioritization of Tourism, Health, Safety and Security, Promotion and Conservation of Culture, Development of Social Sustainability, Tourism Development and Value Chain Integration, and Infrastructure and Connectivity.
Pu Robert Romawia Route, Tourism Minister was accompanied by Joint Secretary Tourism Pu V Lalengmawia, VCP Reiek Pu Lalrozama and other officials.
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