New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Nation on Thursday said that Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has the possibility of becoming one of the greatest tourist destinations.
Addressing the nation for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, he said, ” There was a time when Kashmir was the favorite place for shooting Bollywood films.During that time perhaps there was no film produced, had it not been shot in Kashmir.Now, situations in Jammu and Kashmir will normalize; not only from India, but people from all over the world will come for shooting there.Every Film will bring with it new opportunity of employment for the people of the Kashmir.”
“I appeal to the Film Industry of Telugu and Tamil Film Industry and people associated with it to definitely think over for investment, shooting of film, theatre and setting up of other facilities in Jammu and Kashmir,” said Modi.
Filming in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh is only one way of restoring normalcy, he said and assured the local people that their problems will gradually go away.
Prime Minister also spoke about the potentiality of Ladakh. He said, ” Ladakh has the potential to become the biggest center of spiritual tourism, adventure tourism and eco-tourism. Ladakh also has the potential to become a big centre of Solar Power generation. Now, the capability of people of Ladakh will be utilized appropriately and new opportunities of development will come up. Now the innovative spirit of youth of Ladakh will get a boost, they will get good institutes for good education, people will get good hospitals, and infrastructure will be modernized with priority.”