To observe the World Tourism Day, Government Polytechnic College Bandipora organized a grand function on Wednesday.
The additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bandipora Khurshed Ahmed Sanai was the chief guest, while as Principal of the college, officers from district administration, faculty members, and students participated in the function.
The speakers on the occasion delivered their lectures with the aim to disseminate knowledge about role of tourism in boosting the economy of the state.
Speaking at the function the ADC threw light on the role of tourism in the present day world. He said tourism plays a vital role in bring up new and original tourist places on the map which helps the far off areas to boost their economy.
The ADC praised the role of organizers for conducting such function in Bandipora and advised them to organize more programs in the far off tourist destinations of the district. He asked the college management to take students for exposure tour to tourist spots including Gurez, for which he offered every kind of support from the District Administration.
A cultural program was also presented by the students depicting the values of tourism industry in economic development. Principal of the college and H.O.D tourism of the college also spoke on the occasion.
Later awards were distributed among the best teachers and students of the college, followed by a rally holding banners and posters, was flagged-off by ADC from the college premises and culminated at main chowk Bandipora.