BGSBU organizes 2-day workshop on 'responsible tourism in Himalayas'

Centre for Hospitality and Tourism of School of Management Studies in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri Tuesday organized a two-day national workshop on the theme of “practicing responsible tourism”.

The workshop, as per the release, was supported by World Wide Fund for Nature India and department of Wildlife Protection, J&K government.

The workshop was aimed at bringing together different stakeholders of tourism sector to create awareness and train them on aspects of sustainable tourism including natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and best practices in tourism.

 Speaking on the occasion, vice-chancellor of the varsity, Prof Javed Musarrtat said that BGSB is an apt location for deliberations on eco-tourism. He emphasized upon the role of practicing green washing in protecting eco-tourism. He explained that as decomposition of plastic is not easy, it’s rapid accumulation especially that of layered plastic must be a serious concern for all of us.

Prof Musaraat said that BGSBU has adopted a resolution of clean campus, green campus.

Chief guest of the event, secretary higher education, Talet Parvez Rohella, spoke about the sanctity of the places across the Himalayan region and argued that it is a treasure for the people of J&K. The secretary higher education informed that there is a variety of places including glaciers, lakes, among others in a small chunk of land in the Pir Panjal region, suggesting that there is a treasure of tourism in the region. He reiterated the need for running awareness programmes among children regarding the eco-system and dependence of human survival on the natural environment.