Warangal city gets Best Heritage City Award
Warangal City was awarded the ‘Best Heritage City Award’ by the Union Ministry of Tourism marking World Tourism Day. The city has bagged the award for the third time during the last five years.
Hanamkonda: Warangal City was awarded the ‘Best Heritage City Award’ by the Union Ministry of Tourism marking World Tourism Day. The city has bagged the award for the third time during the last five years.
At a programme in New Delhi on Wednesday, Warangal Mayor N Narender received the award from President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Similarly, Warangal Urban District Collector Amrapali Kata and GWMC Commissioner Shruti Ohja received the Swachhata Award in the category of civic management of tourism destination from Union Minister of State (independent charge) KJ Alphons.
It might be recalled that Warangal received the Best Heritage City Award for the years 2011-12 and 2013-14 and now for the year 2015-16. This time, Warangal and Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh stood as joint winners of the award.
Expressing his delight over receiving the award, Mayor Narender said “It is a moment of pride to receive the award from the President of India’. The city corporation would make additional efforts towards developing Warangal as a world class city, he added.
“The award has increased our responsibility and placed Warangal on the national map in terms of tourist destination. We would strive to carry on the work we have been doing towards upholding rich cultural and historic heritage of Warangal,” he added.
The development of the city was possible with the active support of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao who ensured a budgetary allocation of Rs 300 every year for development of Warangal. Minister for IT and Municipal Administration K Taraka Rama Rao was offering continuous guidance in the city development, he added.