West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee proudly announced on Thursday that Kiriteshwari village, nestled in the picturesque Murshidabad district of West Bengal, has been bestowed with the prestigious title of India's Best Tourism Village by the Centre. This esteemed recognition came after a rigorous competition, where an impressive 795 villages hailing from 31 states and Union Territories across India vied for the coveted title in the Best Tourism Village Competition of 2023.
In a gracious gesture, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her heartfelt congratulations to the proud inhabitants of Kiriteshwari for this remarkable achievement. She expressed her joy and shared the exciting news on X (formerly Twitter), stating, "Glad to share and announce that Kiriteshwari in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal has been selected by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as the Best Tourism Village of India. The selection has happened in the Best Tourism Village Competition, 2023, from among 795 applications received from 31 States/ UTs. MoT, GoI will give away awards on 27th September in New Delhi. I congratulate the people of the village. Jai Bangla!"
Glad to share and announce that Kiriteshwari in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal has been selected by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as the Best Tourism Village of India. The selection has happened in the Best Tourism Village Competition,2023, from among 795…— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 21, 2023
The awards ceremony is set to take place on September 27 in the vibrant city of New Delhi, where the government of India will officially honor Kiriteshwari village for its outstanding contribution to the country's tourism landscape.
In other news, Mamata Banerjee, after a successful tour of Spain, arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday morning. Her itinerary in the UAE includes a series of crucial meetings, most notably a business summit, as reported by the news agency PTI, citing a state government official.
"The chief minister reached the UAE early this morning. She will be staying there for the next two days and will attend a series of meetings, including a business summit. She will also meet a group of NRIs," the official stated.
Mamata Banerjee's stay in Dubai is planned until her scheduled return to Kolkata on September 23, where she will undoubtedly carry with her the pride and recognition of Kiriteshwari village as India's Best Tourism Village, showcasing West Bengal's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty to the world.