All eyes are on the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting which is being held in Srinagar for the first time for the world to witness and experience the picturesque region of Jammu and Kashmir in India.
Actor Ram Charan is among the high-profile guests who addressed the gathering and shared his experience of shooting in the popular film shooting locale over the years. During a Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation discussion, the 'RRR' star said: "Kashmir is that kind of a place, I have been coming here because my dad (Chiranjeevi) is in the same industry. He has been working as an actor for 45 years. So, I am the second generation.
“I have been coming here since 1986, which was the first time that I was in Kashmir. My dad shot extensively here in Gulmarg, Sonamarg and all these beautiful areas. I used to come as a child [and] that time it used to be that I have achieved something. In summer holidays, it was like an achievement.
“This place has something magical, it draws attention, it draws people. It is such a surreal feeling coming to Kashmir. It's been 95 years [since the] Indian film industry began. It will take another 95 years to explore Kashmir."
Talking about the 3rd G20 meet happening in Kashmir, he added: "We love Kashmir. It is such a beautiful place. It is the best place they chose to have the G20 meeting."
Ram Charan will be seen next in director Shankar's upcoming film 'Game Changer' opposite Kiara Advani.
Meanwhile, actor Saumya Tandon is also in Kashmir for a shoot and a vacation.
The 3rd Tourism Working Group meeting is being held in Srinagar this week during which guests are being welcomed by India’s Tourism Minister, G. Kishan Reddy, along with G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant. An ethnic and magnificent display of traditional dance forms by local artists showcasing Jammu and Kashmir's cultural heritage was among the welcome scenarios awaiting the guests.
The G20 Working group meeting in Jammu and Kashmir will focus on five key priority areas: Green Tourism, Digitalisation, Skills, MSMEs and Destination Management.
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The meeting aims to strengthen economic growth, preserve cultural heritage and promote sustainable development of the region.
The G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir is aimed at triggering transformative outcomes, setting the region on a new trajectory towards stability, economic growth, and social development.