The celebration of 6th World Tourism Day – 2017 was spread out for two days on 26th and 27th September 2017.
Day 1 : The program initiated various competitions on the theme of the World Tourism Day – 2017. The competitions includes Essay Writing, Comprehensive Passage, Best Sustainable Practitioner and Mr./Ms.Tourism. More than 40 participants involved in various competitions and the results of the competitions are:
|Name of the Competition||First Place||Second Place||Third Place|
|Essay Writing||Md. Zahed Zafar||Akhil Binoy||Hans.M.Thomas|
|Comprehensive Passage||Salim Abubakar Mzee||Athuldas .V.K.||Hashim Junaid .B.A|
|Best Sustainable Practitioner||Harshita Kotian|
|Mr. Tourism||Athuldas .V.K.|
Day 2 : The program started with formal inaugural with Chief Guest Mr. Prakash Mandoth, Chairman – Tourism Committee – FKCCI, Bangalore, Dr. E. Jerome Xavier, Principal ,Dr. M. Devendra, HOD and Faculty Members – Department of Tourism Studies, Indian Academy Degree College with an invocation song byMs. Ramya Babu and Ms. Abina Joy of Fourth Year Integrated MTTM Students.
The celebration was based on theme Sustainable Tourism : A Tool for Development. The Chief guest Mr. Prakash Mandoth addressed the gathering on Concepts of Sustainability and Development followed by Presidential address by Dr. E Jerome Xavier, Principal who highlighted the theme and purpose of celebrating the day and its importance in the Travel and Tourism Industry and Dr. M. Devendra, HOD Tourism Studies, highlighted the Official Message of the World Tourism Day 2017 and Prizes were awarded to the winners of the various competitions. Atlast , Students performed Cultural talents based on the theme of the days celebration. The participation in the various events was highly enthusiastic among the upcoming budding professionals of Travel and Tourism Industry (Students from I, II, III, IV and V Years Integrated MTA/MTTM ).
Day – 2 (Afternoon Session) An awareness campaign was raised among the various departments teaching & non-teaching faculty members of Indian Academy. Importance of Tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Distributed leaflets for the same by the Students, Faculty Members and Head of Dept. of Tourism Studies.
The objectives of the competition and celebration of the day was:
- Creating the awareness among the students and others.
- Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us.
- Highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable
- Integrity of Tourism subject in the minds of students.
- Inspiration for travel & Tourism activity.
- Ability & skill sets in terms of knowledge & management efficiency.