Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) virtually addressed the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, Gwalior’s event organised on the occasion of World Environment Day today. On this occasion, Patel virtually inaugurated the newly upgraded website of IITTM in 108 national & International languages, Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) communication seminar, aqua based adventure tourism ATLAS and also planted saplings.
Arvind Singh, Union Tourism Secretary; Rakesh Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism (MOT); Rupinder Brar, ADG, MOT and Gyan Bhushan, Economic Advisor to Tourism Ministry were also virtually present in this event.
Patel appreciated the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC)programme and gave his best wishes to the participants. Shri Patel also congratulated IITTM for the new website now available in large number of languages. Shri Patel said that Environment is the biggest asset we have and appealed to everyone to plant as many trees as possible. Along with this it is our duty to take care of the health of our environment so that we can live a healthy life. The Minister also added that it is our duty to preserve our environment for our future generation.
Singh appreciated the role of IITTM in the field of Tourism and expressed hope that the tourism sector will once again get a boost after the current pandemic wave is over.
2230 participants are taking s part in the current batch of Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) programme and a total of 7546 people are registered for the programme. Batches of 25 participants each will undergo for 4 hours daily training for 7 days. After the evaluation, participants will receive certificates.