Deptt of Tourism studies hold guest lectures
Srinagar, June 21: The Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organized two lectures, delivered by Ex-Director General Tourism, Mr. Muhammad Saleem Beg and Director Floriculture, Mr. Talat Parvaiz to the students, at Nowgam-I academic block of the varsity on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Mr. Saleem Beg spoke on the topic "Heritage in Kashmir Valley and its Tourism potential: Definitions and Prospectus", in which he highlighted the importance of heritage in Kashmir and job prospectus of MTTM students in the concerned field. He also showcased the work done by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in restoration and preservation of Kashmir heritage.
Mr. Talat Parvaiz delivered a lecture on "Emerging Trends in Tourism", in which he highlighted the diverse potential of tourism in Kashmir. He sensitized the students towards emerging entrepreneurial opportunities in tourism. Mr. Talat had an interaction with the students about the tourism policy and its implementation at national level.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir appreciated the endeavour of the department in conducting the extension lectures. He said that entrepreneurship in tourism has a tremendous potential in Valley and asked the students to become job creators rather than job seekers.
Head Department of Tourism, Prof. Syed Fayaz during these lectures highlighted the contribution of the guests in the promotion of tourism industry in Kashmir.
The event was coordinated and presided by the Departmental Training and Placement Coordinator, Assistant Professor Mr. Ashaq Hussain Najar.
Faculty members Mr. Faizan Ashraf Mir, Mr. Farooq Ah Najar and Ms. Shahnaz Akhther were also present.