Mumbai, March 14, 2016: Smt. Valsa Nair Singh IAS, Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture, Government of Maharashtra was bestowed the prestigious ‘Celebrating Her’ – Global Awards For Empowered Women In Tourism at ITB Berlin 2016 by the hands of Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, UNWTO in recognition, honour and felicitation of her significant contribution in the tourism sector, her prowess to empower herself and being the epitome of women empowerment in the tourism industry. The ‘Celebrating Her’ – Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism, by International Institute of Peace Through Tourism (IITP), are intended to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional women in the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality with a clear vision and mission of development; and who have consistently worked towards fostering the tourism as a vehicle for peace. He also stated that Smt. Valsa Nair Singh (IAS, Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture, Government of Maharashtra) persistently contributed to the tourism sector with utmost devotion, sustainability and exemplary tourism initiatives which are bringing in positive changes in the sector.