Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan today said social activist Anna Hazaare brought the issue of corruption into the forefront of our nation.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Khan, who was here to inaugurate a five-star hotel ‘Raviz’ on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake, said 'we all like to live in a corruption-free world, in that way Mr Hazare’s movement brought the issue into the forefront of our nation, it should be appreciated.' 'And the best part is that the Government is doing its best to combat corruption,' he added.
Speaking at the inaugural session, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant said Rs 25 lakh has been sanctioned for the President's Trophy Boat Race, which would be held here on August 30.
The Tourism industry could provide employment directly and indirectly to about three crore people in the country, for which stake holders in the industry need to invest more, he added.
Union Minister Vayalar Ravi, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Finance Minister K M Mani, Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan, BJP State President V Muralidharan, and others also attended the function.
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