School­child­ren to En­joy Ex­cur­sions, Again

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TRAVEL -

“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.

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