The Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the logo of Tripura Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) on Tuesday and said that the State’s unexplored tourism sector has huge potential which can not only solve the unemployment problem but also bring in more revenue for the State.
“But, to make the State a tourism hotspot, a conducive atmosphere needs to be created. Tourism without a logo is like a letter without an address. We have a huge treasure trove in the tourism sector in Tripura. One of our biggest treasures among these is Mata Tripurasundari Temple. Spiritual tourism is always a major source of revenue. It can be seen in religious places around the world like Mecca or Madina, Gaya, Kashi, Brindaban, Kamakhya Mandir, Tirupati Balaji temple or others. There is a huge dividend for the State and its people from this sector,” Deb told media persons after unveiling the logo of TTDC.
The logo has images of State animal spectacled monkey, historical tourist spot Unakoti, the Tripurasundari temple, State fruit queen pineapple, and a tribal woman. It has been designed by Debaditya Bhowmik, a final year computer science engineering student of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, who was awarded Rs 10,000 as prize money.
Deb informed that a trust has been formed for the Tripurasundari temple and under the Prashad scheme, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 35 crores. He also revealed that by the side of the water body they have plans to construct temples resembling 51 piths (Hindu goddess religious centres) in one spot “which one shall not find in any part of India”.