New Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy takes charge; promises tourism promotion by strengthening cultural roots
Newly-appointed Union Minister G Kishan Reddy took charge as Union Tourism Minister at Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi yesterday. Along with him, Shripad Yesso Naik and Ajay Bhatt also took charge as Ministers of State in the Ministry of Tourism.
Reddy has also been been assigned the charge of Union Minister of Culture as well as Development of North-Eastern Region. He was earlier holding the charge of Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Speaking to media, Reddy said that the Ministry will work to fulfil the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘New India’ by investing in strengthening our cultural roots and promoting the tourism sector.
He was elected as a Member of Parliament to 17th Lok Sabha in 2019, from Secunderabad Constituency, Telangana.
Reddy has led several unique initiatives like his work for the child-heart patients which became a movement and won him the Best Child-Friendly Legislator Award in the AP Legislative Assembly by UNICEF (United Nations).
Reddy has also received the Outstanding Youth Leadership Award for the year2009 by Maryland India Business Round Table (MIBRT), USA and Conferred a medal by Union of Bulgarian Commandos for his contribution towards Global Peace at Sophia, Bulgaria.
Yesso Naik was Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of AYUSH prior to this. He is a 5 times elected Member of Lok Sabha from Goa.Previously, he has also served as Union Minister of State in various ministries including M/o Health & Family Welfare, M/o Tourism (IC), M/o Culture(IC), M/o Defence among others and has also been Member of various important committees.
Ajay Bhatt is an advocate by profession and has been a Member of various important committees at national level. He is from Uttarakhand and elected to 17th Lok Sabha from Nainital Udhamsingh Nagar Constituency. He has widely travelled and has got keen interest in social and cultural activities.