Rajasthan bagged the second prize in the Comprehensive Development of Tourism category during the National Tourism Awards ceremony on Wednesday. The award was given by President Pratibha Patil at Vigyan Bhawan inDelhito Seema Bahugana, principal resident commissioner inDelhi. In the same category, Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the best state.
The National Tourism Awards ceremony was presided over by Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay. The Union minister of state Sultan Ahmed was also present on the occasion.
Bahugana expressed happiness on the state having won the prestigious national award. She said that Rajasthan has emerged as a prominent tourist destination in the past few years and that it has been developing new tourist circuits.
Furthermore, commendable efforts have also been made to strengthen tourism infrastructure.