Tourism Department gets third prize at Republic Day parade
Pranam Paryatan Beuro / Lucknow, January 29: The Uttar Pradesh Tourism tableau featuring Naimisharanya secured the third prize at the Republic Day Parade in Lucknow. Governor Anandi Ben Patel presented the award to the Tourism Department in a ceremony today. The team of the Publicity Department received an award from the Governor on behalf of the Tourism Department, in which Regional Tourism Officer Deepika Singh, Sushamya Prabha from the Public Relations Department, along with Ashwani Yadav and Pratibha were present. The Uttar Pradesh government has been paying special attention to the development of Naimish for quite some time now. The development of the Naimisharanya Corridor has also been announced. This holy pilgrimage site of Naimisharanya is located in Sitapur. Lord Brahma described Naimish as one of the revered place for meditation. It is believed that in ancient times, about 88,000 sages performed penance and composed Vedas and Puranas here. According to mythological belief, Lord Brahma's chakra made a hole in the earth, as a result of which a huge reservoir of water was formed, which is revered as Chakratirtha. The Lalita Devi temple in Naimisharanya is a significant center of faith for the followers of Goddess Adi Shakti. It is among the 51 Shakti Peethas. Ved Vyas Ashram, also known as Vyas Gaddi, is situated near the Manu-Shatrupa temple. It is believed that Maharishi Ved Vyas composed 4 Vedas, 6 Shastras, 18 Puranas, Gita, Mahabharata and Shri Satyanarayan Vrat Katha here. Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh highlighted Naimisharanya as a significant tourist spot in Uttar Pradesh, underscoring the state's comprehensive development initiatives. The UP Tourism tableau secured the third position in the Republic Day parade, bringing pride to the department.