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World Tourism Day Seminar on Tourism and Jobs : A better future for all at KCMT

Punjab Tribune Bureau | November 07, 2019 05:56 PM

AmritsarTo celebrate the World Tourism Day, a seminar was today organized at Khalsa College of Management and Technology (KCMT) on the theme  `Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’. Director of the College, Dr. Manju Bala in her inaugural speech welcomed the participants and chief guests including Raja Sadhukhan and Gursharan Singh, district tourism officer and Chef Karan Chopra.
 
She said that every state in India has a rich potential to attract tourists, so the new courses like Hotel Management and Travel and Tourism Management have wide scope in near future. She also encouraged the students about the social, cultural and economic value of tourism and hospitality.
 
Raja Sadhukhan in his speech said Hospitality and Tourism sector was fast growing area whwre jobs are being generated. He also guided students about job opportunities in this field while Gursharan Singh stressed on growth of the industry in Amritsar and surrounding areas. Chef, Karan Chopra enlightened students regarding growth and scope in Bakery in Amritsar as he motivated students to generate revenue from home while pursuing their studies.
 
Sahil Arora, HOD, highlighted that in 2019 UNWTO’s (United Nation World Tourism Organization) has been focus on skills, education and jobs throughout the year. He stated that in the traditional Indian culture a guest is treated like a god and Indian tourism industry has taken forward the sentiment and has adopted “Athiti Devo Bhav “ as its tag line. The students participated with full zeal and enthusiasm in different competitions like Master Chef Competition, Waste Management, Rangoli Competition, Towel Art and Pot Making Competition.  Harsimranjeet Singh won 1st Prize in Pot Competition,  Dilpreet Singh won 1st Prize in Master Chef Competition and Manjobandeep Kaur and Navneet Kaur won 1st prize in Rangoli Competition.
 
Bikramjit Singh, Registrar, Dr. Jugraj Singh (HOD ME), Ruchi Handa (HOD, Applied Sciences, Parul Sharma, Chef, Binny Abrol and other faculty members were present.

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