New Delhi, Oct. 28 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed the need to focus on festival tourism in India and urged Indians living abroad to promote traditional festivals.

Beginning his 'Mann Ki Baat' monthly radio episode by extending Diwali greetings to the nation, the Prime Minister said: "We should pray to eliminate the enmity on the occasion."

Noting that Diwali is celebrated in several countries with the participation of their goverenments, Modi said that India presented immense possibilities for festival tourism as it was a "land of festivals".

"We must try to popularize our festivals such as Holi, Diwali, Onam, Pongal and Bihu and invite people from other states and countries too to join the festivities," Modi said in ...