Sourav Ganguly named as brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism

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Sourav-GangulyFormer India cricket captain and former BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has been named as the brand ambassador for Tripura Tourism.

An Overview of the News 

  • The Tripura government believes that Ganguly's popularity and charisma will draw attention to the state's unexplored tourist destinations.

  • The selection of Ganguly as the brand ambassador is expected to attract more visitors to Tripura and give a boost to the tourism industry.

About Tripura

  • It is a state in northeastern India and is bounded by Assam and Mizoram in the east and Bangladesh in the north, south and west.

  • Tripura is divided into 8 districts and 23 sub-divisions and Agartala is the state capital and largest city.

  • Tripura has 19 different tribal communities with a majority Bengali population and Bengali, English and Kokborok are the official languages of the state.

  • Tripura became a full-fledged Indian state in 1972 and only one major highway, National Highway 8, connects it to the rest of the country.

  • Five mountain ranges - Hathai Kotor, Atharamura, Longtharai, Shakhan, and Jampui Hills - run from north to south with intervening valleys.

Capital - Agartala

Governor - Dr. Manik Saha

Chief Minister - Mr. Satyadev Narayan Arya

Tourism Minister - Sushant Chowdhary

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