Sonowal Launches Campaign To Convert 75 Famous Lighthouses Into Tourist Attractions In India

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, launched a campaign to convert 75 historic lighthouses into tourist attractions when he inaugurated three refurbished lighthouses in Dwarka, Gopnath and Veraval, which are in Dwarka, Gujarat, into tourist destinations on Sunday were converted.

The historic lighthouses have been renovated and equipped with adequate facilities to serve as tourist attractions. This marks the start of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) campaign to convert 75 historic lighthouses into tourist attractions across India. This is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visionary approach to transforming India’s striking lighthouses into fascinating tourist attractions. The aim of the initiative is to highlight the rich culture, importance and appeal of these magnificent structures, thereby promoting the prospect of tourism and boosting the local economy.

On that occasion, Shri Sonowal said, “It is a historic moment as we launch a campaign to transform India’s famous lighthouses into potential tourism spots, driving local economies of scale and boosting India’s tourism sector.”

Our dynamic leader Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji spoke about the unique appeal of lighthouses and their potential as tourist attractions in the 75th episode of Mann Ki Baat. Led by Modi ji, this campaign aims to rejuvenate our lighthouses to become tourist attractions and witnesses to the beauty of India’s magnificent nature. We believe these converted lighthouses will create a vibrant tourist destination that showcases India’s rich and unique heritage to the world.”

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Shri TK Ramachandran, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; Shri SK Mehta, IFS, Chair, DPA; Shri Hansraj Bairwa, Director DGLL, in the presence of Captain Santosh Kumar Darokar, Chief Officer, MMD Kandla.

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