This story is about the success of an amazing personality, Amitabh Kant, who showed concerns to bring up the tourism issues in India.
Name: Amitabh Kant
Profession: Indian Government Official and CEO of NITI Aayog
About Amitabh Kant:
Amitabh Kant is the CEO of NITI Aayog, an interest taken for the involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process, held by the various State Governments of India. Niti Aayog is planning and executing those opportunities that the previous planning commission failed to do so. This is a major step taken by the Union Territories and State Governments at large.
Apart from being a Government official, Kant is also an author of Branding India – An Incredible Story. There are several other campaigns that were run by Kant such as; God’s Own Country, Incredible India, Make in India, and a few more. Some of these even won various awards at international level.
Due to his efforts, Kerala became one of the leading tourist destinations. It was his thoughtfulness that he conceptualized the; ‘AtithiDevoBhavah’ campaign. The campaign trained the taxi drivers, immigration officials, guides, and stakeholders with the objective to develop tourism process in the nation.
Prior to working as a CEO, Kant worked as a National Secretary for the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. He has also handled the quality, production, and technical operations for various industrial sectors. Kant has also worked as a CEO for DMICDC – Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation.
To talk about his academic career, Kant is a graduate in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He also mastered in arts from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Kant was an amazing scholar in studies. He also attended the Mid-Career Program from Harvard University, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and John F. Kennedy School of Government. Kant was also the member of the Indian Administrative Service.
Rewards and Recognition:
- Kant is a recognized personality who has been honored for various efforts taken. He has received the Bloomberg TV Personality of the Year Award.
- He was also honored with the Economic Time Policy Change Agent of the Year Award.
- He grabbed the NDTV Administrator of the Year Award.
- Kant is also the receiver of One Globe Award-2016 for his leadership and efforts in transforming Governance for the 21st Century.
- There are many more to come in Kant’s life as he is full on high spirits to do as much as he could for the progress of the nation.
Amitabh Kant is one of those rare personalities who believe in action more than words. He has taken a massive and major step in the progress of tourism in India. In fact, he has closely connected with the concern of respect for tourists in our nation considering the old saying; ‘Guest is God’. This is really impressive! Very few of us realize the value of multicultural tourism. These tourists take an image of the whole nation by talking with just a few people of the country.
I remember sometime lately, Aamir Khan came up with a similar add on providing security and respect to tourists in India. It is truly concerning and alarming to realize the way tourists are being handled. They are our pride and they take a picture of the nation to spread across on their way back home. Thus, one wrong act could actually turn down the tourism to great extent. I am thankful to figures like Amitabh Kant, who have gone out of their way in taking efforts to improve these things in various States of India.
Being a vivid scholar, Kant has proven his skills and intelligence in whatever field he chose for his career. He is very thoughtful. Fulfilling his objectives to the core is one of his amazing qualities. Amitabh has worked with a good number of politicians and other famous personalities. He is himself a prominent man to deal with. His work background is distinct and pretty impressive.
Kant has worked as a Joint Secretary, Managing Director, District Collector and a few more roles served by him. He has also been a part of introducing a new technology for fiberglass and outboard motor, used in fisheries sector. The technology has served well the traditional fishermen. His background and experience only shows his passion of doing things for the nation. You don’t really need to be a politician to serve your country, all you need is the will to set things right!