India’s First Lighthouse Festival in Goa from 23 to 25 September 2023

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.

  1. The festival started on September 23 and will continue until September 25.
  2. It is being celebrated at lighthouses across the country to promote them as tourist destinations.
  3. The campaign ‘Lighthouse Heritage Tourism’ was launched to transform 75 historic lighthouses into tourist spots.
  4. The festival is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to develop lighthouses as tourist attractions and boost local economies.
  5. 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

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