ZT News Network
Mumbai, Feb 4:
The “Kashmir Kanyakumari Foundation” Mumbai held its Business Leadership Summit wherein Mushtaq Ahmed Chaya, Chairman PHDCCI Kashmir was awarded with the “Business Leadership Award” for J&K. Chaya was felicitated for his transformative role in developing his business and progressing and leading the business community of J&K.
The award was conferred by Prince Alexander and Mubarak Gul, Former Hon’ble Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, a press statement issued by PHDCCI said today.
At the event the foundation highlighted its “commitment to furthering the unity between states from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.”
The Chief Guest of the event, Senior National Conference (NC) leader and former MLA Eidgah, and Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly Mr. Mubarak Gul applauded the efforts of Chaya and said that he has done a commendable job viz-a-viz keeping the tourism of J&K relevant in these troubled times.
“I will take this opportunity and platform to promote Kashmir as a safe tourist destination. Kashmir is already in the hearts and minds of the travellers. They crave to visit J&K especially Kashmir which is truly a paradise on Earth. However, we suffer from wrong perception that Kashmir is not safe for tourists, which hinders our growth. It is high time for all tourism stakeholders & travel agencies to advertise J&K more, nationally & internationally. All our compatriots should learn more about J&K, & then explore it”, Mr. Mubarak said in his address at the summit.
Upon felicitating, Mr. Chaya, while thanking the organisers, said that he was deeply honoured to receive the prestigious award.
“This recognition belongs to every person of my state who has worked relentlessly in building a globally admired brand of ’Mushtaq group of Hotels and Resorts’. This is just the beginning and we look forward to unleash the vast tourism potential of India”, Mr Chaya said.
Chaya, while addressing the audience made a fervent appeal to people of Mumbai to visit Kashmir and he conveyed them that Kashmiris are hospitable people, and tourism is an important industry and source of income for us. Chaya said that the people of Kashmir have always and will always go out of the way to make sure visitors are safe. Business fraternity of J&K have expressed the gratus to Mr. Chaya upon winning this prestigious award.