Ministry of Tourism initiative of establishing ‘YUVA Tourism Clubs’ gets support from CBSE
1 year ago
As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, the Ministry of Tourism has initiated establishing ‘YUVA Tourism Clubs.’ YUVA Tourism Clubs’ mission is to nurture and cultivate young ambassadors of Indian tourism who are aware of the opportunities for tourism in India, respect our rich cultural history, and develop an interest and enthusiasm for the industry. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has endorsed the Ministry of Tourism’s idea and gave directions to all CBSE affiliated schools on how to form Yuva Tourism Club.
The youthful ambassadors of Yuva Tourism Club will act as catalysts in the promotion of Indian tourism. Participation in Tourism Clubs is also supposed to promote the development of soft skills such as teamwork, management, and leadership, as well as the adoption of responsible tourism practises and a concern for long-term sustainability.
Speaking on this, Union Tourism Minister Shri G. Kishan Reddy said that youth are the best Ambassadors of India and its rich cultural, spiritual and natural heritage. The Yuva Tourism clubs that are being set up in various schools will promote national integration and build on the Prime Minister’s vision of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Shri Reddy further added that students will now be aware of domestic destinations and equipped with the tools to promote the tourism sector. This further builds on the clarion call of Dekho Apna Desh by the Prime Minister.
As the youth become tourist ambassadors, India will become the favoured tourist destination of the world which will then have a cascading impact on our economy.
Also, YUVA Tourism Clubs would also enable learners to appreciate the importance of travel and tourism, ignite a passion for tourism and its value in learners, sensitize learners to various elements of travel, encourage, teach and propagate responsible tourism practices, improve physical & mental health through exploratory, adventure and sports tourism and spread awareness about tourism opportunities at an early stage and encourage learners to be skilled professionals and entrepreneurs in the hospitality and tourism sector.