Agartala (Tripura) [India], May 25 (ANI): After former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly was appointed as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Wednesday said, the whole world knows Ganguly so it will attract tourists here.
"We want to increase tourism in Tripura. There are many places in Tripura where tourists should visit. The whole world knows Sourav Ganguly so it will attract tourists here," said Tripura CM.
On Tuesday Indian cricket legend Sourav Ganguly accepted the offer to become the Brand Ambassador of Tripura Tourism.
On being elected as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism Sourav Ganguly said, "Sports is the most important gateway to tourism."In addition to this, Saha held a telephonic conversation with Ganguly on Tuesday later accepting the offer.
"It's a matter of great pride that the former captain of the Indian cricket team Shri Sourav Ganguly Ji has accepted our proposal to be the Brand Ambassador of Tripura Tourism. Had a telephonic conversation with him today. I am confident that Shri Ganguly Ji's participation will definitely give an impetus to the state's tourism sector," Tripura CM tweeted on Tuesday.
Tripura Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury met the former Captain of the Indian Cricket team, Ganguly at his residence at Behala and proposed him to be the brand Ambassador of Tripura Tourism and he happily accepted the same.
Uttam Kumar Chakma, secretary, of Tripura Tourism and Director, and Tapan Kumar Chakma were also present with the tourism minister during the courtesy visit at the residence at Behala in Kolkata on Tuesday, tourism sources said. (ANI)