ITANAGAR, Oct 15: In continuation of ‘Paryatan Parv’ celebration, the Tourism Department has organized a guided tour for the students of Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing & Visually Impaired to various important places including Gompas and Itafort here this afternoon.
This tour which also commemorated the 27th Foundation Day of Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing & Visually Impaired was flagged off by the DPMS Founder Chairman and former Chief Minister, Gegong Apang.
During the tour, Raj Basu from Association for Conservation of Tourism narrated the brief history of Itafort and highlighted the importance of cultural, natural and historical heritage. He also asked the students not to feel inferior because of their physical challenges but rather try to imbibe more knowledge and travel the world.
Highlighting the changing scenario of the tourism industry, he informed that the Central govt also provides various facilities to differently abled tourists. Basu also suggested the tourism department to organise similar kind of tour programmes more often.
Earlier in the morning, RD & Panchayat special secretary, Nyali Ete flagged off an awareness ride with the theme “Ride for Tourism” which was organized by the Tourism Department in collaboration with the Royal Arunachal Riders (RAR).
In his address, Ete stressed on developing right attitude of people towards conservation and sustainability of tourism in the state. He also joined the bullet ride from Akashdeep Market to Nirjuli.
Later, Basu and Tourism officials interacted with the students of travel and tourism management of Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic at Pine Ridge Hotel.