ITANAGAR, Oct 8: The state Tourism Department on Sunday organized drawing and singing competitions for children of Donyi Polo School of Hearing and Visually Impaired at Chimpu as part of its first leg of Paryatan Parv.
Jeeting Sonam, Yabom Bui and Gokia Bikap bagged the first, second and third prizes in the painting competition respectively, while Gyamar Philip, Gollo Yanye and Angel Devan bagged the first, second and third prizes in the singing competition.
Earlier in his inaugural speech, Tourism Secretary, Dr Joram Beda exhorted the teachers of Donyi Polo School of Hearing and Visually Impaired to teach and inspire the differently-able students to live normal lives.
He also assured to extend all possible help from his end for the development of the school and welfare of the children.
Assistant Director (Tourism) Bengia Manna Sonam said that Paryatan Parv celebration will involve all the stakeholders across the state.
Lauding the efforts of the department, Principal of the school, H Sarma said that such co-curricular activities encourage the students and motivate them.
He also requested all to help in upgrading the school to higher secondary level.
The day long programme was attended by Tourism Director Kento Danggen, DTOs Tater Mize and T K Kopak, noted singer Bengia Hemanto, TIO Duyir Yedi and officials from India Tourism.
The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other states on Thursday started the ‘Paryatan Parv,’ a 20-day programme organised with the aim of drawing attention on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of “Tourism for All”.
The programme will focus on encouraging Indians to explore their own country. Tourism events, such as interactive sessions and workshops on skill development and innovation in the sector would be conducted across all states.