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Goa Tourism to organize World Tourism Day Celebrations

Goa Tourism organizing celebrations for the World Tourism Day themed around Tourism and Community Development in various places across the State from 27 to 29 September, 2014. These events will highlight the involvement of various communities through the activities. Mr. Ameya Abhyankar IAS, Director, Department of Tourism said, “Communities play an important role as stakeholders in tourism and thus community development is essential for tourism to be sustainable.”

[su_highlight background=”#1c58eb” color=”#fafcfc”]Programme highlights for the celebrations:[/su_highlight]

  • Sensitization Programme on Miramar beach by Panjim school students of Don Bosco High School, Green Rosary High School and Sharada Mandir which will be followed by a beach run at 8:30 am
  • Photo Exhibition on the topic: “Goa, then and now” on the Ground Floor of Miramar Residency followed post the beach run
  • Drawing and painting competition for students of Mustifund High School, Red Rosary High School, Progress High School, People’s High School and Mary Immaculate Girls High School Panjim at Dayanand Bandodkar Samadhi, Miramar at 11:00 am
  • “Heritage Walk” for students from S. S. Dempo college of Commerce and Economics, V.M. Salgaocar College of Law and Dempe College which will commence at 4:00pm from Viceroy’s Arch, Old Goa and wind up at Basilica of Bom Jesus. The walk will be conducted by Shri. Sanjeev Sardesai, promoter of Hands on Historians in conjunction with Goa Tourism
  • Boat Cruise for special children of Sanjay School, Porvorim will be organized on September 29, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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