Himachal Tourism offers discount for daughters!

In an unique incentive for spreading awareness about the girl child and making parents proud of them, HPTDC hotels have announced a flat 30% discount for travelers visiting Himachal can avail this offer. As per Times of India report this offer will be valid between September 1-10 in all 57 hotels of HPTDC. tour

‘‘This is not to make money, but to talk about the issue of gender bias plaguing our society,’’ said HP Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) MD, Subhashish Panda. Panda said the decision was taken by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who is also the chairman of HPTDC, and a vocal campaigner for the rights of the girl child in a state that’s just about waking up to a skewed sex ratio — a reality that’s fast changing the social and cultural landscape of states like Punjab and Haryana. Panda added that apart from the concession on room rent, guests will be offered a third night’s stay free.

‘‘The third night’s stay shall be treated as a gift from the daughter to the parents. Through this move we intend to send the message that girls are not a burden; they deserve our respect. Those who use this package will be able to do so because of their daughters.’’ the CM said in a statement as he spoke about the government’s ambitious ‘Beti Anmol Hai’ (daughter is precious) campaign, which is directed against the killing of girl child.

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