Pary­atak Mi­tra: Train­ing tourist fa­cil­i­ta­tors

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The Min­istry of Tourism has started a 10-day long train­ing pro­gramme for col­lege-go­ing stu­dents in­clud­ing those en­rolled with the NCC & NSS, in the age group of 18-28 years. The pro­gramme will be im­ple­mented by the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tourism & Travel Man­age­ment, first at des­ti­na­tions iden­ti­fied un­der the PRASAD scheme of the Min­istry of Tourism.

The course will at­tempt to in­cul­cate ap­pro­pri­ate tourism traits and knowl­edge among the trainees to en­able them to act / work as Tourist Fa­cil­i­ta­tors (Pary­atak Mi­tra). The first batch com­menced on Jan­uary 12, 2016 at Varanasi. A sim­i­lar 30-day train­ing pro­gramme by IITTM will also be im­ple­mented to bring up tourist fa­cil­ia­tors in the north­east states. It will tar­get un­der­grad­u­ates in the age group of 18-28 years.

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