Addressing a gathering in Delhi tonight after the special screening of a documentary on Kutch, Modi said his state has managed to attract tourists from across the world thanks to a tourist friendly policy and infrastructure.
"While terrorism divides people, tourism works as a uniting force," he said.
"In the 2001 earthquake, Kutch suffered heavy losses.
But within eight years it stood up and is welcoming tourists again," he said.
Leader of the Opposition L K Advani, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel were also present during the screening of 'the Unveiling of Kutch'.
The short film discovers the various facets of the 'white salt desert'.