Conference on Inclusive Development, Sustainability And Peace

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2017-03-24

Chandigarh Engineering College, Chandigarh

Organized By

Chandigarh College of Hospitality

Type of institution

Private Sector

Country

India

Specific site/destination

Chandigarh

Pillars

All

Lines of actions

Knowledge creation and dissemination

Type of activity

Events, meetings and conferences

Estimated outreach/impact of your activity

Over 500 students and researchers are going to participate in the event

Target group

Academia

Chandigarh College of Hospitality is organising conference on Inclusive Development, Sustainability And Peace Through Tourism & Hospitality 24th And 25th March 2017.The goal of the 2017 International Conference on inclusive development, sustainability and peace through tourism, IDSP (2017), is to provide a floor for deliberation on strategies, policies and best practices of inclusive development, sustainability and peace through tourism. The deliberations of the conference shall have application for teaching, research and policy making for achieving goals related to inclusive development, peace and sustainability. The conference shall act the platform for constructive dialogue on recent trends and innovative practices in these areas by the policy-makers, academic community, representatives of the private and public sector. In the framework of the conference, the new concepts shall be discussed that acts as a significant tool and accelerator of the process aimed at updating and enriching knowledge in the key areas of inclusive development, peace and sustainability . The conference shall overview governmental policies, discuss and analyze best practices of the implementation of strategies, programs and methods of inclusive development through peace and sustainability (IDPS), exchange opinions on the impact of IDPS on education. The conference shall study major trends in IDPS on regional scale and worldwide. The conference is aimed at academicians, research Scholars, students and Industry professionals.

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PRESS NOTE:

Tourism Industry can help attaining targets set by United Nations as Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030: FHRAI Secretary General

CGC Landran hosts National Conference on Contribution of Tourism Sector towards Sustainable Development

“The contribution of Tourism Industry worldwide can help attaining the targets set under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by United Nations to be achieved 2030 which includes goals to end poverty, protection of our planet, and ensure prosperity for all” said Mr. Amitabh Davendra, Secretary General, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI). He was speaking during the inaugural session of the 2-day National Conference on “INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT, PEACE AND SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH PEACE AND TOURISM” organized by Chandigarh College of Hospitality in association with IKGPTU Jalandhar & Punjab Tourism at CGC Landran campus. More than 40 delegates from Industry and Academicians from the field of Tourism presented their research papers during the National Conference which is being organized by CCH in a bid to make students aware about the opportunities available in Tourism Sector as UNWTO (United Nation World Tourism Organization) celebrates the year 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

On the inaugural day of the National Conference, Department of Tourism, Punjab gave certification of quality & hygiene to 9 Dhabas under the Project PURE (Project for Upgradation of Roadside Eateries) which is an initiative undertaken by Chandigarh Group of Colleges as an ISR activity in collaboration with Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, Government of Punjab. Under theprogram, Chandigarh College of Hospitality imparts training to the roadside eateries so that it can help them to improve their business through preparation of quality & healthy food, overall hygiene and hospitality.

While addressing the Hotel Management & Tourism students who would be future professionals for the Industry, Amitabh Davendra added that, “Future generation should know the contribution made by the Indian Tourism Industry towards nation development and employment generation”. According to a recent Government of India report, tourism sector contributes about Rs. 8.22 trillion or 7% of India’s GDP and provided employment to more than 36.7 millionwhich makes it the largest Service Sector Industry in India with the highest number of employees. Citing the example of State of Kerala, FHRAI Secretary General said, “With contribution made by government of Kerala, the state has made a significant progress towards employment generation and improving the per capita income of their citizens that leads to overall development of the region setting a true picture of sustainable development for other states of India to follow”.

While highlighting the Government perspective, Ms. Pratima Srivastava, Executive Director, PHTPB said “Understanding the role of tourism for economic gain has already been accepted as an important factor there Government has formulated various new policies to support the sector”. Some of key policy decisions taken in recent times by Government of India to promote tourism includes Up-gradation of facilities at more than 1500 railway stations to make them disabled-friendly and providing better air connectivity at affordable airfares to smaller towns of India under the UDAN project. Ms. Pooja Grover, Director HR, Oberoi Group of Hotels interacted with the students to make them aware about the opportunities available within the Hospitality Industry.

The 9 Dhabas which received certification under the PURE initiative included Lucky Dhaba, Morinda, Noor Dhaba, Khamano, Moga Dhaba, Samrala, Indo-German Dhaba, Samrala, Kaler Family Dhaba, Macchiwara, Captain Dhaba, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjabi Rasoi, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mittran da Dhaba, Chunni and Guru Nanak Dhaba, Macchiwara.

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