The Uttarakhand Tourism Utsav 2009 was inaugurated at the soon to be developed Uttarakhand Bhavan near the Vashi railway station. The Utsav projected the tradition and culture of Uttarakhand through dance performances. The Uttarakhand Tourism Utsav 2009 managed to bring together a large number of persons who hail from the Himalayan state and are now residing in Mumbai and suburbs. The festival is organized by the Tourism Ministry which was inaugurated by Uttarakhand Minister for Tourism and Culture Prakash Pant. Speaking to the media, Prakash Pant stated that the aim of the festival was to project the tradition of Uttarakhand and to promote tourism. Uttarakhand is known for its hilly areas and high mountains becoming a prime spot for tourism. However, the place still lacks some basic facilities which was also accepted by the Uttarakhand Tourism Minister. He expressed confidence that these spots would be developed to promote tourism in the region. Also present during the inauguration was soap opera Office Office actor Hemant Pandey. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV News.
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