Art for Tourism Day
Students from schools in Thimphu participated in the art competition organized by the Tourism Council of Bhutan ( TCB) to observe the World Tourism Day, last Sunday.
The competition was themed on ‘ One billion tourists, one billion opportunities’. Students from different levels schooling competed in various categories of art with respective themes.
‘ Buy local and respect local culture’ was themed for the students of higher secondary schools while competitors from the middle secondary schools pitched their art on the idea of ‘ save the energy’. Amateur artists from lower secondary schools competed in the category of ‘ protect heritage’.
The event was graced by Dasho Dr Sonam Tenzin, Secretary of the Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs, who also awarded the prizes to the winners. He said that the intake of tour- ists are limited fearing that influx of tourists will erode our culture, environment, and influence the youth of Bhutan. However, arrival of tourists in the country has also brought vast development and created more opportunities.
According to Damcho Rinzin of TCB, the World Tourism Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on 27th September to highlight and create awareness on tourism’s contribution to and its social, culture, and environment, political and economic values. It is also to highlight the opportunities that the tourism sector creates in empowering societies across the globe.
Students created brilliant arts based on various themes which perfectly suited the celebration of the day.