Israel Ministry of Tourism felicitates Mr. Om Prakash Director – INORBIT Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Israel Ministry of Tourism felicitated Mr. Om Prakash, Director – INORBIT Tours Pvt. Ltd. for his outstanding contribution in promotion of Indian MICE Tourism to Israel since 1993.
On 27th August 2019 at St. Regis Hotel in the presence of a large number of Travel Agents & Tour Operators, Airlines and Diplomats - Mr. Ya’akov Finkelstein, Consul General of Israel and Mr. Sammy Yahia, Director – Israel Ministry of Tourism India & Philippines felicitated Mr. Om Prakash, Director – INORBIT Tours Pvt. Ltd. For his outstanding contribution of Indian MICE Tourism to Israel since 1993 by presenting Gold plated mural of Israel. Mr. Judah Samuel, Director Marketing - Israel Ministry of Tourism, spoke at length about the outstanding efforts of Mr. Om Prakash since 1993 for the promotion of Israel in India.
At the felicitation of Mr. Om Prakash, the elite gathering applauded for the efforts of Mr. Om Prakash in such difficult situations. It was in 1992 that the diplomatic relations between India & Israel were established and Mr. Om Prakash was one of the first tour operators to venture in the promotion of Israel. Through his immense efforts, Mr. Om Prakash successfully organized a massive group of over 350 Indian agriculturists, horticulturists, dairy & animal husbandry experts, floriculturists and pesticide experts. He also managed to include many Indian States’ Ministers of Agriculture including the delegation of Senior Officials of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India under the leadership of Mr. Balaram Jakhar, then Agriculture Minister, Govt. of India.
Mr. Judah Samuel, who was himself the witness to the achievements of Mr. Om Prakash, further, said that the period of 1993, was one the most difficult one to promote Israel as there was no airline connectivity. People had to travel via Cairo, Egypt, onward by road, escorted by security police convoy of Egypt Govt. to Israel’s Rafa border after crossing of the Suez Canal. Mr. Om Prakash had to face many hurdles and hardships in traveling by land due to hostile relations with bordering countries.”
Mr. Om Prakash’s group of over 350 members, the first of its kind was especially welcomed by the then Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Shimon Peres and the Agriculture Minister of Israel Mr. Yacov Sur, who appreciated Mr. Om Prakash’s efforts and contribution.
However, those efforts proved highly beneficial for a large number of Indian agriculturists who could study the latest achievements of Israel in all agri segments especially in drip irrigation, dairy and milk products. It was stated that Israel’s milk productivity was 42 liters of milk per cow per day, which is even a record as of today even 26 years later.