New Delhi/ Chandigarh / Srinagar, Sep. 27 (ANI): Several functions were held on the occasion of World Tourism Day on Sunday in different parts of the country.
The objective of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation(UNWTO) has celebrated World Tourism Day on Sep.27.
This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered as milestone in global tourism.
Several programmes including seminars, discussions and exhibitions were organised throughout the country to mark World Tourism Day.
In Chandigarh, Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management inaugurated World Tourism Day by organizing an inter-college flower making competition.
Over 80 individuals belonging to different colleges of Chandigarh participated in this event.
In Jammu and Kashmir, J and K Tourism department marked the World Tourism Day to celebrate diversity, at a grand function organised by Institute of Hotel Management in Srinagar.
State Minister for Tourism Rigzin Jora on this occasion announced that Pahalgam and Gulmarg would be provided with Wi-Fi technology for internet connectivity this year while the same facility would be extended to the Dal area next year. (ANI)