Selja inaugurates Hunar Se Rozgar through hotels in Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Minister for Tourism Kumari Selja inaugurated the Hunar Se Rozgar through hotels programme here today.

The programme aims at providing skill sets to young aspirants and train them for the trades of Cooks and Waiters.

Speaking on the occasion, Selja said we are now witnessing the revival of the global economy and it is believed that the worst is now behind us.

" Tourism in India is also experiencing good times with a great spurt in in-bound and domestic arrivals. Hotels from major travel destinations in India are registering high occupancy. The challenge now is to increase seat capacity and rooms on offer," she added.

She also said an overall change both in attitude and approach is essential to not only welcome our visitors but also to provide them with correct information and guidance at every stage of interaction, whether it be from the autorickshaw drivers, taxi drivers, airport or railway staff.

Selja further said from the combined training capabilities currently available in the country, we are only able to provide 12000 trained personnel for absorption in the Hospitality related enterprises against the existing demand for over two lakh trained manpower annually.

"Globally, the trend is to associate the private hospitality associations who are involved in the process of training," she added.

The course curriculum for Hunar Se Rozgar programme has been developed by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology and would be delivered by leading hotels of Delhi under their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.

Under the programme, seven participating hotels in New Delhi are The Ashok, Crowne Plaza-Delhi, ITCWelcomgroup, The Lalit, The Oberoi, The Park and The Taj Hotels. (ANI)

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