August 2, 2016
Ratna De Nag speaks during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha on the inclusion of Guptipara in the tourism map
Guptipara, commonly known as the Gupta Vrindavan, located at the Balagarh block of Hooghly district in West Bengal is situated in my Lok Sabha constituency. This place is a ‘Centre of Excellence’ due to its cultural structure and spiritual evolution during the centuries together. It is also the birthplace of many eminent personalities in the field of education.
Rath Yatra is one of another great festival here. Lakhs of people assemble here during Rath Yatra festival. The geographical surface of this area is congenial for visitors. And the natural beauty of surrounding is picturesque.
Vast area of land, about 100 acres, is lying waste here. We can utilise it for tourism purposes so that overall development can take place – for example, construction of the metal road, guest houses and archives of heritages, centre for displaying the local produce and selling the local products.
This may lead to boosting of the economy of the people at large together with the conservation of the heritage and the culture of our country.
Through you Madam, I would ask the Hon’ble Minister to include Guptipara in Balagarh block of Hooghly district in West Bengal into the tourism map.