Students set to go places courtesy India Tourism

Port Blair
15 Oct 2017

As part of “Paryatan Parv” organized by the Ministry of Tourism across the country to promote domestic tourism, India Tourism in association with the Andaman and Nicobar Administration organized an excursion/study tour for students of Tourism Department from Jawaharlal Nehuru  Rajakiya Mahavidyalaya  (JNRM) on Saturday. Around 72 students with three lecturers, staff of India Tourism and 20 tour operators were participated.
Mr Ramkumar  Vijayan, Asst. Director,  Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi, Mr Y. Neelakantham, Asst. Director, India Tourism,  Mr S.K. Deka, HOD, JNRM  and Mr N. Vinod, President Andaman Tour Pperator Association, jointly flagged off the excursion from JNRM, which travelled to Wandoor beach, by covering Shippighat Agriculture farm. Mr Joy, Agriculture Officer had explained about Organic forming, Medicinal plants importance and Agro Tourism,  Many tourists are visiting daily this form.
The students visited Hamfray  Gunj, it is known as   Balidan vedi a pilgrimage of World War II, which is 18 kms away , where 44 prisoners taken from Cellular Jail, they asked to sit “L” shape, then Japanese soldiers fired on them at Basant Panchami   on 30/01/1944  where the prisoners were
Ms. Barka, Range Officer welcomed the students at wandoor  MGNMP, they explained about Eco- Tourism, students visited Forest Museum and shown films about Marine life under water. They further explained how tourists are going Red Skin Island and Jolly Bouy Island form wandoor.
At Wandoor beach, students cleaned the beach and participated in an open discussion about tourist spots in Andaman. They were explained by Asst. Director, India Tourism, about more details on their one day study-tour, How to cooperate with Tourists and How to make Tour Itineraries, One can start his/her own business, a release from India Tourism office here said.