Srinagar: World Tourism Day was celebrated at Government Polytechnic, Jammu by organising a function featuring a series of events.
The function organised by Department of Travel and Tourism started with the signature campaign followed by speeches and presentations by staff and students.
Principal Er Arun Bangotra was the chief guest who enlightened the students and staff about the importance of the day and advised the students to put their best to seek the opportunities for the promotion of tourism industry in the state.
He also appreciated the steps taken by Travel and Tourism Department for organising such events on the eve of this particular day.
While lauding the initiative taken by the students and staff, he emphasised on the importance of professionals required by this industry.
HOD Travel and Tourism, Amit Kumar Sharma, said that India and J&K in particular has tremendous tourism potential and students through their professional training can play a vital role in the development and promotion of tourism.
Lecturer Gagan Pratap Singh spoke on the theme of World Tourism Day 2018.
Later, the placement certificates were distributed to the students of 5th semester by Davinder Gupta Director Travocare worldwide services Pvt. Ltd. He also provided Rs 10,000 as start capital to the students for online ticketing through their travel agency. The vote of thanks was presented by lecturer Travel and Tourism Dheeraj Kumar.