‘Life of Pi’ Bags National Tourism Award – National Tourism Awards of India to ‘Life of Pi’.
Recently released feature film ‘Life of Pi’ has been given two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India recognizing the impact it has had in promoting India as a tourism destination, especially Puducherry and Munnar (Kerala).
Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi, who made this announcement in New Delhi on December 8, 2012, said these Awards would be given to Ang Lee, Director of the film ”Life of Pi” and Yann Martel, writer of the book of the same name.
The Minister expressed the hope that this will go a long way in encouraging more and more Film producers from abroad to shoot their films in India.
Every year, the Ministry of Tourism recognizes various stakeholders, including film makers and writers for their contribution in promoting India Tourism by conferring National Tourism Awards.