Dr. Smita Panda, OSD, Tourism, New Delhi, receiving the award from Mr. M. P. Bezbaruah  at New Delhi
Dr. Smita Panda, OSD, Tourism, New Delhi, receiving the award from Mr. M. P. Bezbaruah at New Delhi
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism has been awarded the Best State for Pilgrimage Tourism award by Safari India, a prestigious regional tourism magazine covering India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South East Asia.

Dr. Smita Panda, OSD, Tourism, New Delhi has received the award on behalf of Odisha Tourism from Mr. M. P.
Bezbaruah, Permanent Representative (Asia), United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on August 18, 2012 at New Delhi.