The month of September brings a number of colourful festivals in the country. The month marked by the ten-day long magnificent and vibrant celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi - the birth of Lord Ganesha and Onam - the harvest festival of Kerala, gives glimpses of holy spirit of the Indian culture.

Teacher's Day - a day to honour the contribution made by teachers to the country and the society is also celebrated on September 05 - the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India.

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Tourism is one of the significant instruments for economic growth and employment generation in the country. India's performance in tourism sector showed a remarkable progress in the past three years. In 2012, the number of foreign tourist visits increased to 207.31 lakh and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism reached Rs. 94, 487 crores.

In this growth figure the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) Scheme has played a significant role. The Government of India has introduced this Scheme for the nationals of eleven countries, namely, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia.

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