India’s First Lighthouse Festival began in Goa. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, along with Chief Minister of Goa Shri Pramod Sawant, inaugurated the festival at Fort Aguada Lighthouse.
- The festival started on September 23 and will continue until September 25.
- It is being celebrated at lighthouses across the country to promote them as tourist destinations.
- The campaign ‘Lighthouse Heritage Tourism’ was launched to transform 75 historic lighthouses into tourist spots.
- The festival is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to develop lighthouses as tourist attractions and boost local economies.
- The festival at Fort Aguada in Goa includes various activities such as dance performances, food stalls, music concerts, and discussions on marine history.
Q.: Who is the Chief Minister of Goa?
a) Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
b) Shri Pramod Sawant
c) Shri Shripad Naik
d) Shri Rohan Khaunte
Answer: b) Shri Pramod Sawant