A new coffee table book to promote Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala: In 1989, a Planning Commission survey on Himachal Pradesh highlighted a shocking fact. Twelve families were found starving. The state government, in quick response, rushed its teams to verify the facts. The families were found in the backward Sirmaur district. But, that’s a thing of the past. Himachal Pradesh today is a state with abundant resources and a strong community feeling, and not a single person sleeps hungry. This was one of the anecdotes that Arun Sharma, Director Tourism, shared during his presentation at the launch of a new coffee table book Unforgettable Himachal here on Wednesday evening.
The book’s title is a slogan which the state proposes to promote, linking it with some of the old tales about the places, institutions, temples, churches, fairs, festivals and cuisines. The government has already decided to make Bollywood actress Preity Zinta its brand ambassador.