- Move to promote Tourism in Punjab
- Extending manifold advantages to students & tourists alike
Jalandhar: Punjab Government has opened its Tourist Information Center (TIC) at Lovely Professional University. Since its opening, TIC is extending manifold advantages, information and co-operation to students & tourists alike. Other than Chandigarh, Amritsar, Patiala and other cities, Jalandhar is the tenth city in the state to have such an informative center. LPU has provided a space for TIC office at its main entrance on GT Road (Jalandhar- New Delhi Highway NH-1) which is an easily accessible place for everybody. This office is being run by TIC officers deputed by Punjab Govt., and it is being assisted by LPU students. TIC officers are providing training to LPU students of MBA Tourism & B Sc Airlines, Hotel Management & Tourism about tourism awareness who will guide the visitors later on.
In addition, local residents, frequently visiting non-resident Indians (NRIs), parents & other visitors are guided by TIC officers and trained students about tourism attractions in the state. As LPU has many thousand students from 28 states of India and 26 countries, these students are also getting continuous help to visit different places of importance during week-ends and holidays. They are told about horticulture, monuments, religious-historical places, etc. Visitors are told about archaeological sites, heritage, craft, performing arts, tradition, customs, festivals & great culture of Punjab. TIC also helps in arranging the guides, hotels, transport-tickets for different spots, detailed brochures and in other related needs to the tourists.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal has great words of praise for the Punjab Government for opening this unique center at LPU which is especially a boon for Jalandhar residents, NRIs, people crossing to other states from Jalandhar and students of distant states. Mr Mittal said: “Punjab is a great tourist destination with rich customs and culture. Its stories of religious, chivalrous and other achievements are of great worth to be told to others who are ignorant about this. The Punjab Heritage & Tourism Promotion Board is making massive efforts for promotion about tourism, crafts, culture and skills related to Punjab. I feel, we all should contribute our bit to spread “Punjabiyat”, its values and valour among all to bring brotherhood and mirth of Punjab among all to bring peace in this world.”