SUBJECT : KVASU to promote sustainable tourism

Kalpetta, April 1st: The Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is readying to join hands with the Wayanad Tourism Organisation (WTO) to explore the tourism potential of the hill district.

A meeting of senior officials of KVASU and the executive members of WTO, held at Pookode on Wednesday, decided to launch the joint venture in tourism, wherein the KVASU would promote sustainable tourism and nature conservation.

The partnership is aimed at making tourists aware of the activities at various units of the KVASU such as educational films, lectures, farms and other services offered by the varsity at its headquarters.

Tourist guides

KVASU students can act as part-time tourist guides and earn additional income to support their studies as a part of student entrepreneurship, T.P. Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship, KVASU, said .

Centre for One Health of the KVASU would serve as the facilitator for this partnership , Dr. Sethumadhavan added.

This is definitely an investment for our future, remarked Joseph Mathew, Registrar, KVASU, while stressing the importance of farm eco-tourism.

Interface

The programme was held as a part of the concluding ceremony of a three-day interface meet organised by the Centre for One Health, Education, Advocacy, Research and Training (COHEART) of the KVASU for food safety officials, public health scientists, hoteliers and resort owners. Around 150 delegates across the State attended the meet.


Source: The Hindu