Tourism awareness programs in schools

Tourism awareness programs in schools

ITANAGAR, Feb 5: As a part of the series of awareness programs being organized by the HRD wing of the State Tourism Department, an awareness programme on tourism was organised at Dirang on Feb 3 at two schools – St Lopon English School and Govt Higher Secondary School, Dirang, mainly for the senior classes.

The awareness program by Assistant Director (Tourism) Bengia Manna Sonam and resource persons Heerak Nandy and Raj Basu included knowledge about the natural and cultural heritage of their area, the state flower, animal, bird and animal of Arunachal Pradesh. The status of tourism industry and the opportunities in tourism were also discussed.

To make the program more interesting, a tourism quiz was organized in both schools and prizes were given to 10 best students. Counselling session on prospects of tourism profession was also a part of the programme. The teachers too found the exercise very interesting and wanted to start Tourism and Conservation clubs in their schools.

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