Utkal University student questions PM Modi on promotion of tourism in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: During a video conferencing session, Ankita Kundu, a student of Utkal University, questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on how Odisha’s tourism could be promoted.

Responding to Kundu’s question, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said tourism in Odisha can be promoted through the use of technology.

Highlighting the numerous historical places in Odisha, the Prime Minister said the question itself points to the fact that how aware the students are about the historical importance of Odisha. “We have been lackadaisical about the growth of tourism in the country. However, technology can help promote the industry to new heights,” PM Modi said.

“We all had prepared this question for the Prime Minister. He really answered it well and understood the importance of tourism and the need to promote the industry in the State,” said Ankita Kundu.

The Prime Minister laid foundation of a slew of projects worth Rs 3300 crore under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) through video conferencing during his visit to Srinagar today.

PM Modi laid the foundation of model colleges in various districts of Odisha including Kalahandi, Koraput, Bolangir, Gajapati, Dhenkanal and Kandhamal.

The Prime Minister also laid foundation stone for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Career Hub at Utkal University.

As part of the event, PM Modi interacted with students of various educational institutions.