Parytak Mitra Programme to enable Students to act as Tourist Facilitators

Mar 15, 2016 12:22 IST

Parytak Mitra Programme: Skill initiatives to improve the sectoral service standards

Parytak Mitra Programme was in news on 14 March 2016. It came in news after the information on the same was provided in the Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) Dr. Mahesh Sharma.

The programme was launched by Union Ministry of Tourism on 12 January 2016 (National Youth Day) to inculcate appropriate tourism traits and knowledge amongst the trainees to enable them to act/work as Tourist Facilitators (Prayatak Mitra).

The programme seeks to improve the sectoral service standards, which is one of the pre-requisites for attracting tourists in larger numbers.

Objective of the Programme

i) To inculcate appropriate tourism traits and knowledge amongst the trainees to enable them to act/work as Tourist Facilitators (Prayatak Mitra).

ii) To expect the young men and women so trained to act as catalyst / resource persons in turn for similar effort.

iii) To gradually work towards a tourism-sensitive citizenary

Target Group & Eligibility

College going student including those enrolled with the NCC & NSS in the age group of 18 – 28 years. The age will be reckoned on the last date prescribed for application for admission. The applicant will also furnish a no-objection / sponsorship letter issued by the Principal concerned as to his/her joining the programme.

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