A Talk by Tourism Minister K J Alphons

2:30 PM on Tuesday 17 July 2018

Incredible India!

A Talk by Tourism Minister K J Alphons*at FCC at 2.30pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

You are cordially invited. 

S Venkat Narayan 

President, FCC

*Mr Alphons is India’s Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) since September 2017. He has a Master’s degree in Economics and is a law graduate. A former officer of the Indian Administrative Service (Kerala cadre, 1981-2006). Has pioneered the literacy movement in India by making Kottayam the first 100% literate town in India in 1989. Kottayam District also achieved aquality health index better than the US when hewas its Collector. He built a cancer hospital at Kottayam MedicalCollege with contribution from 8.2 million people.

In 1994, he featured in TIME magazine's list of 100 Young Global Leaders. During his tenure as the commissioner of Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) Land Commissioner, he was known as the Demolition Man for his drive to remove encroachments: he demolished 14,310 illegal buildings.He has been an MLA in his native state (2006-11). Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2011. He has authored two books, and has two children.