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Gujarat seeks to emulate Kerala in medical tourism

Describing the controversy surrounding Amitabh Bachchan being the brand ambassador of Gujarat as unfortunate, Jay Narayan Vyas, Minister for Health and Tourism in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, said here on Monday that Mr. Bachchan was a star who had few parallels in the country.

The Minister said he would not be able to comment on the indecision on an invitation to Mr. Bachchan for being Kerala Tourism's brand ambassador as he was not aware of the full facts.

At a press meeting in connection with the visit of an eight-member delegation to invite non-resident Gujaratis here for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the formation of Gujarat on May 1, Mr. Vyas said people such as Mr. Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar had risen to fame because of their talent and hard work. They should be respected.

The Minister said Gujarat would like to emulate Kerala in promoting medical tourism. With strong infrastructure and world-class medical facilities, Gujarat hoped to be part of the $10-trillion world tourism trade.

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