The Ministry of Tourism has initiated the creation of YUVA tourist clubs as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Makhotsev celebration. According to the ministry, YUVA travel clubs aim to educate and develop young Indian tourism ambassadors who would learn about India’s tourism opportunities, appreciate our rich cultural heritage and develop an interest and passion for tourism. As part of the initiative, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) supported the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and issued instructions to all schools in the CBSE on the establishment of Yuva tourism clubs.

According to Union Tourism Minister Sri G. Kishan Reddy, Juva tourism clubs set up in different schools will promote national integration and build on the vision of Prime Minister Ek Bharat Shreth Bharat. Reddy also added that thanks to the initiative, students will be aware of domestic destinations and equipped with tools to advance the tourism sector.

The Ministry of Tourism has distributed a “Handbook for schools for running tourist clubs.” The handbook reiterates objectives, operational strategies along with specific recommendations and suggestions for various activities. The proposed sample activities are suggestive, and teachers and schools are encouraged to include related activities under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) program, such as field trips, online or e-tourism, friends in correspondence in the pair state / UT, language pair study / UT , which is acquainted with the diversity, natural resources and rich heritage of India.

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