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  • World Hindu Economic Forum’s conference in Mumbai to have Leh, Ladakh as city partner

    Published on August 7, 2019

    Bangalore: The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) has announced LEH, Ladakh as the city partner for World Hindu Economic Forum’s 8th conference which will be hosted in Mumbai from 27th -29th September 2019.

    This partnership has been established keeping in mind WHEF’s goal to instill a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the people and to contribute to the economic development of India. Tourism is seen as a catalyst to mobilize the economy and promote development of LEH Ladakh, a key tourist hub for both national and international travellers.

    A delegation from Leh led by Mr. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the Member of Parliament from Ladakh will be attending the conference. Many global and Indian business leaders are expected to be part of the conference and plenary sessions to be held in Mumbai. Apart from that several chiefs of states and top political leaders have also confirmed their participation in the conference.

    In a bid to spur the economy of the nation, tourism hotspots need to develop infrastructure while maintaining local expertise and flavour. The face of tourism is changing as travellers now prefer interaction with local culture, picturesque locales and environmentally sustainable transport and living, which makes LEH the perfect tourist spot.

    Shailesh Trivedi, Joint Secretary HEF Mumbai said, “We are delighted to have LEH Ladakh on board as WHEF’s city partner. India has a lot more potential to attract tourists from across the world with unexplored jewels like Ladakh, the seven sisters in North East, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Bhubaneshwar and Hampi to name a few.”

    Tourism is a vital industry that has given a major boost to the global economy by contributing over 10% of the global GDP.

    Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, MP, Ladakh said, “Sustainable tourism is important for economic development of regions like Ladakh. We look forward to WHEF and the business potential it presents. Also with Ladakh now becoming a Union Territory, I strongly believe that private investments will start flowing in and hope that more jobs would be created. Forums such as The World Hindu Economic Forum will certainly aid this.”