State of the art auditorium inaugurated at Dilli Haat
On the special occasion of World Tourism Day, Manish Sisodia, Dy Chief Minister, Govt of Delhi, inaugurated the auditorium at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri in the presence of Rajesh Rishi along Jarnail Singh and other senior officials of the government.
This year's theme 'Tourism and the Digital Transformation' is based on how digital technologies are disrupting the sector. The auditorium embodies these digital developments with state of the art facilities and techniques to create the best virtual experience for the visitors. With a seating capacity of 800 people, the auditorium is one of the biggest hall spaces available in West Delhi.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dy CM stated, "It is a matter of pride for us to present this state of art auditorium to the citizens of Delhi. While there are so many artists and art lovers in Delhi, there is a real issue of good venues. Delhi hosts some of the best artists in the country, they deserve the best facilities. Many of the existing venues remain in Lutyens Delhi. The Delhi Government is serious about the role of art and culture in shaping the society. We hope to expand the cultural scene and develop art centres like this in different parts of the city."
The inauguration was followed by a soulful performance by Satinder Sartaaj, famous Punjab Sufi singer that left the audience mesmerized.
Tourism plays a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of the country. In 1980, UNTWO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) declared September 27 as World Tourism Day with a motive to disseminate and spread the value of tourism in the development of socio-economic and cultural spheres of the country and human lives, the day marks the display of plethora of different activities and performances around the globe.
Celebrating World Tourism Day in its full swing, Delhi Tourism had also organized special cultural programmes/band performances across all its Dilli Haats and the Garden of Five Senses offering free entry for senior citizens and children.
Further maintaining the true spirit and intent of this day, Delhi Tourism ensured the inclusion of all, special sightseeing tours were arranged for differently abled children and senior citizens.
World Tourism Day also stands as a unique opportunity to raise awareness about a country's tourism potential. To showcase Delhi's distinctiveness as a travel destination, Department of Delhi Archives, Govt of Delhi, brought together some of Delhi's best-hidden secrets from their collection for an exhibition 'Heritage City- Delhi', across all Dilli Haats. The exhibition will be on display till October 10.