World Tourism Day 2016 was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by the Faculty of Hospitality at GNA University, Phagwara. The event was distributed in 2 days. The 1st day witnessed the Guest lecture of Mr. Sudhir Dewan, lawyer and educational consultant of UK universities in India. He emphasized the importance of “Tourism for all-promoting universal accessibility in Indian context. He explained the concept of universal accessibility to the students of faculty of hospitality. He made the concepts of universal tourism explained in depth to the students through audio visual aids. He also explained the various opportunities available to the Indian students in the universities of United Kingdom.
Mr. Varinder Rana, Dy. Dean FOH stressed upon the need of proper infrastructure development in India which will aid accessible tourism to all. He gave his opinion that India is doing well in the area of making India as a destination accessible to all.
Dr. Shashi K Tiwari, Associate Professor, FOH, emphasized that tourism should be made accessible to all as well as the benefits of tourism should be shared by all. He further said that apart from making tourism accessible for everyone, responsible tourism should be practiced at each and every step so that accessible sustainable tourism can be achieved.
Day 2, Started with inaugural ceremony of the official World Tourism Day Celebration, Mr. Sunil Sharad Registrar was the chief guest of the function, Mr. Samir Verma, Ms. Monika Hanspal, Mr. C.R Tripathi, Mr. Sanjay Bhargav, Dr. Mahua Dutta, Dr. Disha Khanna were some the dignitaries present on the occasion. Mr. varinder Rana Dy. Dean FOH, welcomed all the dignitaries. Chief guest Mr. Sunil Sharad said that tourism and hospitality are one of the biggest employment generators in India and India has the potential to cater each and every kind of tourists due to its varied diversity.
Students of FOH organized various activities like fun games along with debate, Quiz and Poster making Competition which was appreciated by the students and the faculty members.
The event was attended by Chef Dheeraj Pathak, Mr. Gaurav Bathla, Mr. Dhiraj Kumar, Mr. Surender Thakur, Mr. Kunal Raheja, Ms. Shagun Khaira, Ms. Parul Anand, Mr. Parveen Kumar, Mr. Rahul Tiwari. Mr. Ashish Raina, Mr. Suresh Kumar of Faculty of Hospitality, GNA University.