The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in collaboration with other Central Ministries and State Governments is organizing a “Paryatan Parv” across the country from the 5th to 25th October 2017.
The objective of the programme is to draw focus on the benefits of tourism, showcase the cultural diversity of the country and reinforce the principle of “Tourism for All”.
In the same vein, the North Eastern Council (NEC) along with North East Tourism Development Council and Campfire Trails, Shillong will organise trekking for school kids on October 19. The festival is titled as ‘Trek for purpose – Living root bridge heritage walk’ and the NEC secretary will flag off the event from the NEC Secretariat premises Nongrim Hills.
The event as a whole envisages large scale participation by the public as well as industry stakeholders. A series of events and activities are proposed to be organised which will include illumination in and around tourist sites across the country, cultural programmes, exhibitions showcasing handlooms, handicrafts and cuisine, artisans workshops at different locations, competitions for students, sensitisation programmes for tourism service providers, yoga demonstrations, etc.
In addition, interactive sessions and workshops on varied themes related to skill development in the tourism sector, development of rural tourism sites, and media related activities will also be arranged.