*Observed theme “Tourism and water: Protecting our common future” is in support of United Nations’ International Year of Water Cooperation
*Students from 26 countries and 28 States of India observed the theme in true spirit
Jalandhar: In consonance with global celebrations, LPU’s School of Hotel Management & Tourism organised World Tourism Day (WTD) today at LPU Campus. On the eve of WTD-2013, an awareness walk on the global theme of the year- “Tourism and water: Protecting our common future” was organised by university students. The WTD theme is in support of United Nations’ International Year of Water Cooperation. The walk also included “Nukkad Natak”(street plays) performances upholding the theme. Additional Director (Technical Education) Government of Punjab, S Mohanbir Singh Sidhu was specially invited guest of the day.
Students from 26 countries and 28 States of India observed the theme of the year in true spirit and exhibited culture of their areas. Under World Food Mart contest, these students prepared Bhutanese, Chinese, Mexican, South Indian, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepalese dishes and different sweets. During celebrations, informative presentations, folk dances, poetry-recitation, regional songs, tourism related quiz, fashion show remained other attractions. Participating students were happy on learning a lot about the conservation of water in relation to tourism.
Highlighting tourism’s role in water access, Mr Sidhu said: “I am glad to see World Tourism Day celebrations at the university. These are massive and well planned to implement needs and values of tourism among students. Such efforts will further propagate fast developing tourism industry in India.” Expecting much from the youth, Mr Sidhu asked students to implement the theme of the year to the core and work for making a peaceful existence for all.”
Congratulating the organizing school of the university and its students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Such special day celebrations make us committed to the cause and purpose of the day. In this regard, ‘Tourism’ has proven to provide environmentally sound solutions. This time it is a great awakening towards conservation and sustainable use of water sources. We should all endeavour to understand the importance and promise to contribute to a more sustainable water future.”