Uttar Pradesh – initiate international Global Forum – “ONE VALUES for ONE FUTURE”
By Dr. Sergey Dvoryanov
Uttar Pradesh is to become the World Capital for an international global forum of Humanist Leaders with Human Values for IMAGINE and the creation of ONE FUTURE for Mankind.
Uttar Pradesh will become a spiritual Davos. Unique prospects for international cultural and spiritual tourism of light and love in the cities of Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, and Varanasi.
The heart of the heartland is the hope of civilization. First and foremost, I take the opportunity to convey my pleasure in having attended the Uttar Pradesh Investors summit called the Vision Conclave sponsored by The Economic Times.
Uttar Pradesh is the heartland of India. It is the cradle of Hindu civilization and two of the greatest incarnations of Lord Vishnu, i.e. Rama and Krishna, were born in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is full of places of religious and spiritual interest such as the Braja bhumi which consists of Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul, and places nearby. This region is full of ancient temples, each of which has a particular significance associated with Lord Krishna and his consort, Shrimati Radha Rani. The land of Vraja is near New Delhi and the sophisticated town of NOIDA. Mathura is well connected by train and is generally 3 hours from New Delhi by train. Both Mathura and Vrindavan are full of comfortable and stylish hotels and all of them serve spiritual vegetarian food.
The city of Ayodhya, which is now the spiritual capital of India is also the birthplace of Lord Rama. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has spent a lot to beautify this city. This city is well connected with Lucknow which is the state capital of Uttar Pradesh. The city has hotels that are classy and comfortable.
We cannot miss Varanasi if we are talking about Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is a legendary city, in fact, the oldest city in the world and of India. The city is the dwelling of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The city boasts of the oldest temples and especially the Kashi Vishwanath temple beside the temple of Annapurna and Bhairava. Varanasi is easily approachable by road, rail, and air.
Prayagraj is yet another city of religious and spiritual significance because it is here that the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati meet. Prayagraj is well connected by air, train, and rail and is in every way a modern city,
Besides the above, the town of Chitrakoot where Lord Rama spent his days in exile with his consort, Sita, and brother Lakshman is famous and also well-connected. Garhmukteshwar, a place where the Ganges is closest to New Delhi, is a place of spiritual significance as well.
Besides the above, the Buddhist pilgrimages of Sarnath and Kushinagar are in Uttar Pradesh. The Jain pilgrimage of Pavapuri and Sarnath is in Uttar Pradesh as well. There are also many spiritual Sufi Muslim shrines across Uttar Pradesh, especially Amroha and Agra, which also houses the Taj Mahal.
There are 27 airports in Uttar Pradesh including domestic and International airports. Besides, a new international airport is coming up at Jewar near New Delhi in Uttar Pradesh.
Most TV channels operating in North India have their head offices in Uttar Pradesh and the film industry is taking root in this city.
If the initiative is taken, Uttar Pradesh can well become the spiritual Davos of India since this ancient spiritual land is well connected and has all modern amenities and a very caring and responsible Government.
The proposal is to encourage spiritual tourism in Uttar Pradesh from other nations of Asia, Europe, and America if the Government of Uttar Pradesh accepts the initiative. For this, NOIDA can become the hub for the arrival and departure of spiritual tourists. Tourists can land directly in Uttar Pradesh and proceed to their spiritual destinations across the entire length and breadth of the State. As it is there is a growing demand for this kind of tourism as there is renewed interest in the ancient religions of India i.e. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. This spiritual tourism is doubly beneficial. It can be materially benefitted by such tourism besides giving spiritual succor to overseas tourists.
I can provide a blueprint for such spiritual tourism in Uttar Pradesh if the Government permits and if hospitality companies across Uttar Pradesh take a keen interest, Cities all across Europe and America can be connected to Uttar Pradesh for the promotion of spiritual tourism. I have the resources to undertake such a venture.
DR. SERGEY DVORIANOV, President of the International diplomatic club “Amicability”