SUBJECT :Centre for Hospitality and Tourism, School of Management Studies, BGSB University Rajouri organised a two-day national workshop on the theme of ‘Practicing Responsible Tourism’. 

Rajouri, May 1, 2019: Centre for Hospitality and Tourism, School of Management Studies, BGSB University Rajouri organised a two-day national workshop on the theme of ‘Practicing Responsible Tourism’. The workshop was supported by World Wide Fund for nature – India and Department of Wildlife Protection, Govt of Jammu and Kashmir.

The work shop was aimed at bringing together different stakeholders of tourism sector to create awareness and train them on aspects of sustainable tourism Including natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and best practices in tourism. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor of the BGBSU Prof. Javed Musarrat said that BGSB is an apt location for deliberations on eco-tourism. He emphasized upon the role of practicing Green washing in protecting eco-tourism.

Chief Guest Talet Parvez Rohella, Secretary Higher Education spoke about the sanctity of the places across the Himalayan region and argued that it is a treasure for the people of J&K.

Earlier Prof. Iqbal Parwez Dean academic affairs presented the welcome address and expressed his gratitude to the dignitaries for visiting the university campus and gracing the workshop with their presence despite being engaged in very busy schedules.

Prof. Rehmani said that Himalayas are central to the scenic beauty of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, preserving them is vital for the sustainable development of the state. Prof. Sandeep kulshrestha , Director IITM emphasized that there is a need for region-specific strategy for ensuring responsible tourism. Prof. Naseem Ahmed , dean school of Management Studies presented the opening remarks and set the agenda for the workshop.

Highlighting the importance of Himalayas for the world population, Dr. Pankaj Chandan claimed that 29 per cent of the whole world depends on waters coming from Himalayas. Dr. Ashafaq ahmed Zarri, registrar BGSBU proposed the vote of thanks.

Those who participated in the workshop included , Seema Bhat, Vice President Ecotourism Society of India, Prof. Sheeba HAmid, Prof. Nimit Chowdhary, Hamid Shah, Director Industries and Commerce Kashmir, Ahtasham Imtiaz, Vaibhav Sharma, Qaiser Qaunian. The workshop was attended by Academicians, researchers, environmentalists, tour operators, hoteliers and other service providers, government officials from the departments of tourism and Wildlife, students and research Scholars. On the occasion two MOUS were signed between BGSBU and IITM and BGSBU and WWF-India. Dr . Insha Amin conducted the proceeding of the event.


Source: news.statetimes.in