Metro Food Awards distributed
th was inaugurated by Tourism Minister KadakampallySurendran. The Minister said that theawards given by Metro Mart have been giving an impetus to the tourism sector inno small measure . He further said that the State Tourism has postedcommendable results even under adverse circumstances including devastatingfloods, thanks to the contribution of the hotel industry. Today every one out of five persons visitingIndia is returning after seeing Kerala. For the same reason, the StateGovernment will be giving added importance to tourism in the days ahead .
Theawards were given away by Food & Civil Supplies Minister P.Thilothaman andForests Minister Advocate K.Raju. About forty awards under various categorieswere distributed in the programme.
Inthe programme presided over by KTDC Chairman M.Vijayakumar, Tourism SecretaryRani George IAS, Nava Kerala Mission Co-ordinator Cherian Philip, Metro MartManaging director Siji Nair, Kerala Travel Mart President Baby MathewSomatheram, TCCI President S.N.Raghuchandran Nair, culinary expert Lakshmi Nairand Chandrasenan also participated.