The first-ever Lighthouse Festival of India will be held at the historic Fort Aguada in Panjim, Goa from September 23-25, 2023. The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal, will inaugurate the Lighthouse Festival on September 23, 2023. The festival will be celebrated in all the lighthouses of the country.
During the three-day festival, events will be organised in carnival style with the participation of local artists, dance troupes, food and culinary stalls, music concerts and other activities to attract common people to Lighthouses.
The inaugural session will also be attended by the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, the Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism, Shri Shripad Naik, as well as the Tourism Minister of Goa, Shri Rohan Khaunte, among others.
The ‘Lighthouse Heritage Tourism’ campaign has been launched by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways to transform 75 historic lighthouses across India into tourism spots.
The Minister Sonowal inaugurated the Lighthouse Heritage Tourism on September 22 2023 in Panjim , Goa.
Identified lighthouse of the country is being renovated and developed as a tourist spot.
The main aim of the Lighthouse Heritage Campaign is to promote local tourism and boost the local economy.
Lighthouses are permanent structures on rocks, shore or on the seabed. It consists of a beacon at the top of the lighthouse tower. Beacon is a type of attention light which is used to warn ships approaching dangerous areas of the sea. Some lighthouses also have fog horns which sound warnings to passing ships in dangerous areas of the sea in dense fog.Lighthouses also guide ships into or out of port.