'District administration working to make Udupi a tourism hub' - DC Jagadeesha

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Sep 27: "Most of the tourists from Goa move towards Mangaluru without being aware of the tourist places in Udupi. They should also travel to Udupi to enjoy its beauty. This is the aspect that needs to be improved. It is something that we are working on. The vision document is at the final stage and will be submitted to the Karnataka government so that Udupi is recognised as a tourism destination. We are planning to develop tourism majorly in this area," said district deputy commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha.

He was speaking on the occasion World Tourism Day jointly organized by the district administration of Udupi, tourism department, Malpe Beach Development Committee, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Udupi, Coastal Tourism Associations and Scouts and Guides, at Malpe beach on Sunday, September 27.

He further said, "Beach development is everyone’s responsibility. We need to provide a good atmosphere and facilities for tourists at the beach.

"Padubidri beach has received eight out of 10 marks and two international juries were part of this judgment. If the beach gets full marks, it will receive international recognition. It has already gained Blue-Flag recognition and the district administration is also working to provide it with a new dimension so as to develop tourism in the area," the DC said.

Speaking on the occasion Mattaru Ratnakar Hegde president Coastal Development Authority, Mangaluru said, "The beaches in the coastal areas are not developed when compared to other states. We have lots of opportunities and resources. However, we lack a farsighted vision. The district administration of both Dakshina Kannada and Udupi need to focus on improving tourists places by developing them and building resorts."

Swachhta Pakhwada campaign was organized to mark World Tourism Day. Scouts and Guides students and all members took part in the beach cleaning task.

Preethi Gehlot, CEO, zilla panchayat; Sadashiva Prabhu, additional DC; Dinakar Babu, president zilla panchayat; Manohar Shetty, president, Coastal Tourism Association; Raghavendra Kini, president, Urban Development Authority; Chandrashekhar Naik, assistant director, tourism department, and others were present.

World Tourism Day in Mangaluru

The district administration, tourism department and Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) conducted World Tourism Day at Thannirbavi, Bangre village with due diligence of the guidelines of the health department Covid-19 guidelines with mask, sanitizers and social distancing.

The programme mainly concentrated on securing confidence among tourists to visit Dakshina Kannada and ensuring faith to all the promoters of hotel, travel, home stays and build confidence in business during this pandemic period. The programme was inaugurated with nature awareness by watering the plants by children to instill awareness among the children about nature.

The events included plantation drive, sports encouragement in tourist destination by organising beach volleyball for youths of villages, surf life saving demo and awareness to the tourists by Rastriya Life Saving Society (RLSS), erection of safety signage at Thannirbavi and other beaches.

Swachhatha Pakwad event was also conducted along with World Tourism Day by cleaning the Thannirbavi beach stretch by the Mangaluru City Corporation, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Yojaka India Pvt Ltd.

Quotes on placards depicting cleanliness measures were displayed for the tourists to create awareness to have clean earth, city, tourism destination, climate, environment, oceans, rivers, lakes to preserve and sustainability for the next generation and enhance the beauty of nature.

The dignitaries present in the event were Dr Rajendra K V, deputy commissioner, Dakshina Kannada, Akshay Shridhar, commissioner, Mangalore City Corporation, Sunitha, corporator, Thannirbavi, Bangre, Somashekar B K, assistant director, tourism department, Issac Vaz, president, Kanara Chamber of Commerce, Chandrahasa Sherry, president, Mangaluru Hotel Association, Jagadeesh Boloor, managing director, Yojaka India Pvt Ltd.




Comment on this article

  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Udupi is the magnificent Cultural City of India.

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  • Anand, Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Raghu Pati Bhat Sir is not interested in Tourism, His name spoiled when he try to start Beach Parties in St. Mary's Island. First people should change their attitude. Stop Morel Policing, People will visit only if the the surrounding atmosphere is safe. Local administration have to promote tourism like in Kerala and Goa. Use social media to publish the tourist spots in Udupi.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Just Do It ...

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Both Udupi and Mangalore would have been tourist hub ever before. But helpless politians from our region from each party are still helpless and no vision. But they have pocketful.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    You know what ? their vision only on those SEATS not the peoples bread and butter or progress of poor people. People like villages are coming to see the programme organized by the committee even without knowing it is their money spend on the same programme and they made like goats to hear their BAKWAS BHASANBHAJI

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    We got every potential to become International Beach DESTINATION but we are busy with renaming the streets/Roads and we are very much delighted in these petty issues including that communal contents.

    We didn't grow up to even state level to bring down the other DIST. to see the beauty of DK and UDUPI alike !! This dialogues only short live on the dais once they left the dais everyone will forget till the next programme organized till then CHAW CHAW !

    Its like CORONA handling situation in the country , claps, candles, dance and what not ! end results we are competing for the FIRST place in the world !! god forbidden us

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    I stayed in major cities of world but I feel udupi is the best. Only thing is our elected politicians are busy in making money. They are not planning good roads, electricity, footpaths, cleanliness etc. If they show any interest than udupi can be hub for tourists centre for medical,educational, religious,recreation hib for Indians.

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