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3 Sep 2012

Portal of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra

Dehradun: Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna inaugurated map and the web portal of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra-2012 at Secretariat on Thursday. He said that to make the Yatra successful, State government would publicize it on national and international levels.
 Chief Minister Bahuguna said that to monitor the preparation of Raj Jat Yatra, a Cell has been set up at Chief Minister Office. He said that prior to the Yatra, a trial yatra would be conducted to review the arrangements at Yatra route.
He said that tourism would be promoted and more tourists attracted in the state through Raj Jat Yatra. Mr. Bahuguna said that the success of the Yatra would help Uttarakhand carve its niche in international map of tourism. He said that to make the event a grand success, Sri Nanda Raj Jat Yatra Development Committee had been constituted and persons from Nainital, Almora and Bageshwar districts who are related to the Yatra nominated as its members.
 Chief Minister Bahuguna said that the map and web portal prepared by Uttarakhand Space Applications Centre with satellite technology would prove useful for the general public. He said that the portal would provide information to the people from India and abroad about Nanda Raj Jat Yatra, its route, halts and geographical condition. Mr. Bahuguna said that there would be no dearth of fund for the Yatra. He directed the officers concerned to complete the preparation well in time.
 Also present on the occasion were Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay, Science and Technology Minister Surendra Singh Negi, Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat, MLA Badrinath Rajendra Singh Bhandari, Director USAC Dr. MM Kimothi, President of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Committee Dr. Rakesh Kunwar and General Secretary Bhuvan Chandra Nautiyal.

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