Schoolchildren to Enjoy Excursions, Again
“In recent years, excursions and tourist trips around the country have practically disappeared from school life, which does not have a positive impact on the quality of the teaching and enlightenment process. What do they think about this in high offices?” Maksuda Mukhtarova has addressed this question to our office. Commenting on the problem, the State Committee for Tourism Development assured that in the near future the situation will change.
Recently, the program for the development of domestic tourism, “Uzbekiston Boylab Sayohat Qil!” was approved. It is aimed at getting our people travel more, first of all around the country. Unfortunately, most of us have a very limited idea of the sights of our own land. And every person should visit at least once in each of the regions of Uzbekistan to better know it. This goal can only be achieved if we instill a craving for travel from school years. And today this is one of the goals of the State Committee for Tourism.
Now there is a large-scale work on the development of tourist routes aimed at schoolchildren. Themes of travel are trying to link as much as possible with the school curriculum. It’s one thing to listen to a teacher, read a textbook, watch a training video... And it’s quite another thing to see everything with your own eyes. The routes will affect history, geography, flora and fauna. We want to actively acquaint the younger generation with large factories, factories, production complexes, free economic zones operating in this or that region.
We plan to make it a tradition to hold cultural and enlightenment festivals “Week of the City” in Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shahrisabz, Termez, Kokand, Margilan and Tashkent for a variety of concerts, theatrical performances and other events aimed at increasing knowledge of students about the history, culture and traditions of the people.
It is important to make sure that these tourist products were the most in demand for schoolchildren. A decisive role in the achievement of this goal should be played by the work carried out jointly with the Ministry of Public Education to revive and develop in the schools and children’s Barkamol Avlod Centers the hobby clubs of travelers, young naturalists and local lore. Unfortunately, their number has recently declined sharply, and the work of those that continued to exist is extremely unsatisfactory. Therefore, it is important to support them, provide handouts that familiarize with the possibilities of traveling around the country, help with the organization of tourist trips to various regions of the republic.
Uzbekistan Temir Yollari JSC, Union of Youth of Uzbekistan, Women’s Committee, Council of Federation of Trade Unions, Funds Mahalla, Nuroniy are connected on this issue. They will help during the holidays on the request of travel coordinators in booking and selling travel documents for domestic trains with discounts.
The newly created tourism infrastructure will contribute to the achievement of this goal. In particular, the introduction of a single discount card within the framework of the Uzbekistan Pass project, which provides for preferential conditions and discounts for visiting tourist facilities, accommodation facilities, sanatoriums and recreation areas.