Friday, August 28, 2009

‘NE can become tourism hub’

JAGIROAD, Aug 28 – The north-eastern region of India with all its potential, natural and otherwise can be turned into a hub of tourism with adoption of proper multi-fold planning and strategies, opined Dr Shyam Bhadra Medhi, former Commissioner and Secretary to various departments of Assam government and visiting scholar, London School of Economics, Stanford University, Harvard University and special representative, National Human Rights Commission.

He was addressing the inaugural session of the UGC-sponsored national seminar on ‘Reforming and revamping the tourism sector in the NE region of India’ on Friday organised by the Jagiroad College.

In his speech, he dwelt on the needs of the tourism sector of the region and provided various suggestions for its information and uplift.

The two-day seminar attended by more than 100 scholars from across the region was formally inaugurated by the Assam Education Minister, Gautam Bora.

Bora, in his inaugural speech said that the tourism sector in the North-east, for its development can be greatly benefited from the studies made by the academic experts. He hoped that, the seminar held by the Jagiroad College can be fruitful in this context. THE SENTINEL

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