Spl Secy Summer Secretariat inaugurates “Travelism 2019’

Amit Sharma, Special Secretary, Summer Secretariat, Jammu receiving a memento during a function at CUJ.
Amit Sharma, Special Secretary, Summer Secretariat, Jammu receiving a memento during a function at CUJ.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 26: Amit Sharma, Special Secretary, Summer Secretariat Jammu today inaugurated “Travelism 2019”, a two-day event which is being organized at Central University of Jammu (CUJ) as a part of celebrations of World Tourism Day .
The occasion was graced by Amit Sharma as chief guest and a key note speaker. The programme is being organized by Department of Tourism and Travel Management of Central University of Jammu in which Dr Amit Gangotia, Senior Assistant Professor Department of TTM, Dr Poonam Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of TTM, Manjeet Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of TTM and Anju Thapa, Assistant Professor, Department of M&SCM participated.
At the outset, the chief guest planted two saplings in the outside campus of Central University of Jammu as a eco-friendly initiative in the presence of Tourism and Travel Management students and the formal inauguration of the two-day celebrations of Travelism 2019 began with the lighting of traditional lamp by the Special Secretary.
It was followed with a welcome address by Prof Amit Gangotia and a knowledge sharing session by Prof Archana Kumari from Department of Mass Communication and New Media. Finally, Amit Sharma shared his experiences on this year’s UNWTO theme “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All” with young minds in jam-packed Committee Room of Central University of Jammu.
Amit Sharma, during his presidential address, quoted several contemporary examples where Tourism has immensely contributed towards job creation and improving the livelihood of several people whether in urban or rural agglomerations of India as a nation or at different places all across the globe.
The Special Secretary also encouraged young students of CUJ to focus towards creating future tourism hubs and highlighting virgin tourism potential of Jammu division, especially about the lesser known belts like Dudu Basantgarh, Seoj Dhar, Pancheri, Moungri, Gool Gulabgarh, Mahore, Bani, Basohli, etc which offer great scope and future prospects.
Finally, before culmination of the inauguration ceremony, Amit Sharma also led a Quiz Competition which was held on tourism and travel themes amongst the students of Central University. The winners were awarded by the Special Secretary.

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