Sabyasachi Kundu

Balasore: In order to attract more numbers of national and international tourists to Bhadrak and Balasore, the two districts will soon be turned into tourism hubs, said Odisha's Tourism minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi here on Sunday.

The Semulia MLA, after being sworn-in as Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, today visited Panchalingeswar temple in Nilagiri of Balasore district to seek blessings of the almighty.

Speaking to media persons the minister said, "We will turn these places into tourism hubs so that more and more tourists will visit from across the globe."

Among others, Panighrahi was accompanied by Bhadrak MLA Manjulata Mandal during his visit to Panchalingeswar.