1000+ attend FHRAI convention
Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) held its Golden Jubilee Convention from Sept 25-27, 2015. The event saw participation from MOT and tourism and hospitality industry big wigs.
The 50th annual convention of FHRAI was held at Mayfair Convention and Lagoon Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from September 25-27. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik inaugurated the event in the presence of Gokul
Chandra Pati, Chief
Secretary, Odisha, Ashok
Chandra Panda, Minister Tourism & Culture, Odisha; Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, Debi Prasad Mishra, Industries Minister, Odisha,
FHRAI President T S
Walia, FHRAI Vice
Presidents Bharat Malkani, K. Syama Raju, and Luv Malhotra, FHRAI Hony.
Secretary, Vivek Nair, and FHRAI Hony. Treasurer
Sudesh Kumar Poddar.
Union Minister of State for Culture ( Independent Charge), Tourism ( Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Tourism Secretary
Vinod Zutshi, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship ( Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv
Pratap Rudy, Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Karnataka, R V Deshpande, and Dilip Ray, Chairman, Convention Organising Committee, and FounderMayfair Hotels, were also present during the event. The three day event saw technical sessions, Heritage Walk and carnival commemorating World Tourism Day on September 27, showcasing the folk dances and culture of various parts of the country.