Thursday, 11 February 2016

World Tourism Day Celebration At Desh Bhagat University

Desh Bhagat University Department of Airlines Tourism and Hospitality Management celebrated World Tourism Day in a special manner. In this two day long programme, students of ATHM classes participated with full enthusiasm. As part of this programme, students were taken on a special visit to the city beautiful Chandigarh. During this visit, they spread the message of 'Atithi Devo Bhava' (Guest is god), Respect Tourists and Promote Tourism at several famous point of the city. At the same time, they undertook a drive to create awareness regarding cleanliness, universal brotherhood and maintenance of our historical monuments, which are the main spots of attraction for tourists in India. Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University, Dr. Zora Singh and Pro Chancellor Tejinder Kaur, appreciated the move to create awareness about keeping our historical monuments and tourist spots neat and clean. They said that this is the best way to show our respect for history and exhibit 'Incredible! India' in the true sense. On the second day, students participated in various events like Making Models of Monuments, Collage Making, Face Painting, Flower Arrangements, Chart Making, Video Presentation, Paper Presentation, Power Point Presentation (PPT) and Quiz Competition etc. Desh Bhagat University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Shalini Gupta while presiding over the prize distribution function addressed the students and enlightened them about various aspects of Tourism and importance of World Tourism Day. She emphasized that the deep rooted relationship between tourism and our cultural assets should be fully recognized and highlighted. Registrar Dr. Virinder Singh was also present on this occasion. Both of them blessed the students and gave away prizes to the winners of the competitions. Director Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism Amit Sachdeva appreciated the performance of the students hoping that they will do their best to promote tourism in India. In Monument Model making, First Prizes were given to Shavanpreet Kaur for Statue of Liberty and to Harwinder Kaur for Taj Mahal, while Second Prizes were given to Alisha for Char Minar and to Kulwinder Kaur for Lotus Temple. In Collage making, Gurpreet Kaur got First and Karishma Gupta got Second prize. In Chart making, Kulwinder Singh got First and Karishma Gupta got second prize. In Video Presentation, Tanu Rani got First Prize, while Himanshu and Jobanjeet Singh got Second Prize. In Power Point Presentation (PPT), International students Tsephisco (from Republic of Lesotho) won First Prize and Roshish (from Nepal) won Second Prize. In Rangoli, Amandeep Kaur got First Prize and Karishma got Second Prize. All the students who were in a jolly mood said that with this programe, they have got a chance to know about so many new things and gained a lot of fresh knowledge.

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