Various programmes mark World Tourism Day


 MTDC organized Yoga and Zumba sessions
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, special programmes will be organized by the Department of Tourism for tourists on 26 and 27 September, 2021. Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture and Managing Director Tourism Board Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla informed that on September 26 (Sunday) a rock art trail was organized in the buffer zone of Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary and on September 27th at Boat Club, Bhopal for Yoga and Zumba session. 
The MP Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) organisedYoga and Zumba sessions at the Boat Club and the Winds ‘n Wave Restaurant on the Lake View Road.
About 100 people of various age groups took part in the Zumba dance session, which was held in the open space outside the restaurant. People attired in black trousers and white T-shirts joined the dance, which was led by Naveen Rajput.

Yoga session held on cruise boat
The Yoga session was organized on Lake Princess, a cruise boat operated by the MPTDC. The enthusiasts were led by Pawan Guru. Among the participants, who numbered over 100, were S Vishwanathan, managing director, and Shilpa Gupta, additional managing director, of the Corporation. The participants performed different simple Yogic Asanas. They were told about how performing Yoga can help them remain healthy and fit.

Expert sessions were organized at Minto Hall
Simultaneously a special expert sessions were organized at Minto Hall. The expert session was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism, Culture and Spirituality, Sushri Usha Thakur. Along with this, all the units of Tourism Development Corporation were illuminated on both September 26 and 27.
Shukla informed that discussions were held on opportunities, prospects, concept of development and turning future challenges into opportunities in the special session at Minto Hall. Special guest in the expert session was Sushri Junhi Han from Chief UNESCO Culture, New Delhi. Members of travel trade associations, hotel associations, arts and crafts experts, agri-tourism, home stay experts from across the country attended the session and gave their valuable suggestions and inputs.

Discount on food and accommodation
Managing Director Tourism State Development Corporation Shri S. Vishwanathan told that MPSTDC is ever ready to welcome tourists. All necessary arrangements have been made to organize Yoga and Zumba sessions at the Boat Club and Wind & Waves Restaurant. Along with this, attractive 25 percent discount will be applicable on food and accommodation for guests at all units of Tourism Development Corporation in the state on the occasion of World Tourism Day, on September 27, 2021.
It may be noted that World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 all over the world. This year UNWTO has designated World Tourism Day 2021 to focus on the theme of ‘Tourism for Inclusive Development’. On this occasion, the Government of India has taken an initiative under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ which will acquaint the general public with the glorious history of 75 years of progressive India and its culture and achievements. The Tourism Board is organizing various programmes and activities in the state to promote tourism in the state and to make the public aware of the state’s rich history, traditions, cultural and national heritage, prospects and tourism importance etc. and to increase their tourism related knowledge.