Sensitization prog for newly deployed tourist police

ITANAGAR, Oct 31: In a bid to sensitize on importance of tourism, the Department of Tourism conducted a training programme for the recently deployed tourist police of Arunachal Pradesh at the State Food Craft Institute (SFCI), Indira Gandhi Park here on Wednesday.
Around 45 police personnel from all over the state, led by Inspector Tasong Mingki as coordinator, participated in the day-long training programme.
Assistant Tourism Director cum SFCI In-charge Bengia Manna Sonam highlighted about the rich culture, biodiversity, and adventure tourism of the state, and urged the participants to imbibe the sense of responsibility in promoting tourism in the state.
“Tourist police can play a vital role in developing the tourism in the state. We need to work with close coordination to create conducive atmosphere for tourism in the state,” she said.
Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator Association (APTOA) president John Panye asked the trainees to maintain politeness and discipline while interacting with the tourists.
Lauding the state government for creating tourist police, the APTOA president further emphasized on interaction programme for the police personnel from time to make them more aware on tourism.
Senior consultant, Hospitality & Tourism, S Kar gave training on role of police, client handling, hospitality and etiquettes.
TIO Takom Kena and RGGP faculty member RK Mishra also spoke as resource persons, according to an official release.